Past ACE Summit Faculty

Learn more about the distinguished healthcare executives and thought leaders who have spoken at an ACE Summit.

Jeremy Adams
Jeremy Adams
Vice President
Healthcare Portfolio Solutions JLL
Jeremy Adams is the Vice President–Healthcare Portfolio Solutions at JLL.   Mr. Adams works with his clients to create long-term commercial real estate strategies and execute transactions as a result of the strategy.  Leveraging his background in commercial real estate market research analytics, Jeremy co-founded Blackbird MD and PAT MD.  These tools are used to expedite and strengthen his client’s approach to Healthcare Real Estate by focusing on Portfolio Optimization, Geo-spatial mapping, in-depth demographic analysis and strategic site selection. His team received the designation of HIPAA compliant and able to focus on patient analytics compared to a real estate portfolio. His team is based in Atlanta and works across the country.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate.  He is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the Young Council of Realtors.

Mohammad Alai
Mohammad Alai AIA, ACHA
Architect, Senior Project Manager
AdventHealth
Mohammad Alai, AIA, ACHA holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed architect and a Board-Certified Healthcare Architect. He has previously worked for architectural firms for 12 years as well as Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration for three years. For the past 23 years, Mohammad has been working at AdventHealth Central Florida Division where he has managed projects of various scope, notably the 12-Story AdventHealth for Women, 14-story Ginsburg Tower for Cardiac, Neurosurgery and Emergency Department, a Patient Tower at AdventHealth Celebration and an eight-story Executive Tower in the Orlando Campus of AdventHealth. Mohammad’s main interests are master planning, medical planning, and project management.

Bill Alexander
Bill Alexander
Healthcare Principal
BSA LifeStructures
Bill is a Healthcare Principal with BSA LifeStructures, Architects in Atlanta, Georgia.  He has a BS in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech and has been designing healthcare architecture in Georgia for over 37 years.  He focuses on planning and operational issues and works to align the design team with the Owner’s objectives.  His current clients include Emory Healthcare, the WellStar Health System and Grady Health System.   Bill is active in leadership roles in the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health for the Atlanta Chapter and the South Atlantic Region.  He has spoken nationally at conferences including the 2015 Health Facilities Institute Conference in Atlanta, the 2015 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Exposition in Chicago and the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in Washington DC.

Russ Alford
Russ Alford
General Manager
Turner Medical & Research Solutions
Russ Alford is the General Manager for the Turner Medical & Research Solutions business unit (Turner MRS).  He is responsible for the effective management and business development of medical equipment planning and management projects across the U.S.   During his career, he has been involved with the company’s retail, education and healthcare market segments, and has led over $2 billion of design and construction efforts for projects across the US.  Mr. Alford joined Turner in 1982.

Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Vice President, Capital & Construction
LifePoint Health
Keith Allen currently serves as Vice President of Capital and Construction at LifePoint Health. He leads the Construction Management, Engineering Services and Environment of Care department, which supports 89 hospital campuses located in 30 states. Prior to his time at LifePoint Health, Keith was Vice President of Construction and Real Estate at RegionalCare. In this role, he oversaw the Design, Construction, Facility Management and Real Estate for the 17 acute care hospital system. Keith received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Construction Management from the University of West Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County.

David Allison
David Allison FAIA, FACHA
Alumni Distinguished Professor/Director
Clemson University Architecture + Health Program
David Allison FAIA, FACHA is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and has served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health [A+H] at Clemson University since 1990. His teaching, research and scholarship involve the study of various relationships between health, healthcare and the built environment. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and other areas of research related to the design of healthcare environments. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its focused curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthcare environments and healthy community planning and design, and it has won numerous national and international awards for its work, and the work of its students, under Professor Allison?s direction. Professor Allison is a Licensed Architect in South and North Carolina. He is a board certified, founding member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects [ACHA] and currently serves on the ACHA National Board of Regents. He is also a member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health where he previously served a three-year term on its National Board as well as a term on the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Board. He is the founder of the annual Architecture for Health Educators Summit held annually as part of the joint AIA/AAH and ACHA Summer Leadership Summit. He is also a cofounder of the annual AIA Academy of Architecture for Health South Atlantic Regional Conference. He was selected in 2007 as one of ?Twenty Making a Difference? nationally by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by a national poll conducted by the magazine as ?one of the most influential people in healthcare design.? Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14.

Frank Aucremanne
Frank Aucremanne
Executive Director
Cleveland Clinic
As an Executive Director reporting to the Chief of Operations, Frank Aucremanne is responsible for all real estate, planning, design, construction, and facilities operations and maintenance across the Cleveland Clinic system. The system encompasses over 24 million square feet of facilities consisting of over 200 buildings located across three states and two countries. Frank joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2010 from Naples, Italy, after retiring as a Navy Captain with over 28 years of service. While in Naples, Italy he was responsible for all U.S. Navy facility operations and maintenance across Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. He is a registered professional engineer with 33 years of experience in all facets of facility planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance. Frank graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering then later went on to receive his Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Kaitlyn Badlato, AIA, WELL AP
Kaitlyn Badlato, AIA, WELL AP
Architect, Researcher
HKS
Kaitlyn Badlato is an architect in the HKS Washington, DC office. She was selected as the 2016 HKS Health Fellow, a program for talented recent graduates to conduct a research project of their choice in the healthcare field. Her research has focused on developing a robust benchmarking practice for HKS Health as well as serving as a contributor to the Construction Industry Institute's Health Care Benchmarking Program. As a designer, medical planner, and researcher at HKS, Kaitlyn has provided design services and benchmarking documents that add value for clients and inform both the decision making and evaluation process throughout the life of a project. Kaitlyn has a Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis and received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.

Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D., M.Arch.
Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D., M.Arch.
Coordinator and Elliot Professor
Kent State University
Sara Bayramzadeh, Ph.D., is the Coordinator and Elliot Professor in the Health Care Design Program at Kent State University. Sara?s research is focused on interdisciplinary efforts to enhance healthcare outcomes through effective environmental design. Such outcomes include efficiency and the safety and satisfaction of both patients and staff. She has extensive experience with psychiatric units and operating rooms design. Sara also advocates for bridging academia and practice for applied design solutions derived from research. She holds a Master of Architecture from Miami University and a doctoral degree in Design, Construction and Planning from the University of Florida.

Carrie Bell
Carrie Bell
Executive Director of Capital & Medical Technology
Mercy
Carrie Bell is the Executive Director of Capital and Medical Technology for ROi. She holds leadership responsibility for ROi's capital team. In her role, Carrie develops capital strategies with ROi members that include coordinated group buys and advising members throughout the capital selection process to ensure they are selecting the right technology and driving the best outcomes for the patients they serve. Prior to joining ROi, Carrie served in a variety of progressive roles with GE Healthcare, most recently as the Senior Client Director supporting hospital executive teams in large health systems. In that role she led a team focused on evaluating capital equipment, software solutions, and imaging services needs of some of leading healthcare systems and academic facilities. Carrie earned a bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications from Lindenwood University.

Donald Bellefeuille
Donald G. Bellefeuille
Healthcare Strategist, Director
NBBJ
Donald G. Bellefeuille is a Healthcare Strategist at NBBJ's Boston office with over thirty years of experience working with healthcare institutions in developing strategies and plans to solve issues, create value, and grow and improve business performance. His areas of healthcare knowledge include the acute, ambulatory, post-acute, home health, behavioral health, and physician sectors, and population health planning. He speaks frequently on Robotics, Digital Health, Machine Intelligence and the Future of the Hospital and is the author of the StratEx Crossroad: Where Healthcare Strategy and Execution Meet, a blog dedicated to advancing the healthcare strategy profession as it adapts to the faster pace of change in the new era of healthcare reform and the exploration of the technology developments rapidly changing how healthcare is organized and delivered.

Irene Bickell
Irene Bickell CLGB, LEED Green Associate
Vice President
OneEQ
As a Vice President for CallisonRTKL's Healthcare Technologies group, Irene Bickell serves as an Account Executive responsible for directing multiple teams ensuring deliverables and project schedules are met. She has more than 22 years of extensive experience leading large-scale project planning endeavors of 800,000 square-feet and above, such as a 1.2 million square-foot replacement hospital for California Pacific Medical Center, Cathedral Hill; managing operations of the medical equipment planning group; and implementing projects from schematic design through construction, procurement and activation. Her experience ensures a smooth process and positive results for even the most complicated medical technology planning projects. She also brings to projects an extensive involvement and knowledge of working with OSHPD and IPD. Additionally, Irene is a LEED Green Associate and Certified Lean Green Belt with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs from the University of Wisconsin.

Charles Black
Charles Black
CEO
Real Estate Strategies, Inc.
With vast expertise in the CRE, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Oil & Gas, and Wholesale industries, Charles has partnered with hundreds of large organizations to leverage the power of data and analytics to create innovative business and real estate strategies that transform their real estate portfolios and enable core business success.  As CEO of Real Estate Strategies, Charles oversees all aspects of RES client services from initial client engagement through final opportunity execution. Additionally, Charles is responsible for company strategy, innovation, investments, talent acquisition, among others.  Charles has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Major General (Ret.) Vincent Boles
Major General (Ret.) Vincent Boles
Major General (Retired)
United States Army
Gen. Vincent Boles is a career Army officer with over 35 years of experience. Highlights include managing the nation's $27 billion ammunition account, assuming command of the Army's War Reserve equipment six weeks before the attacks of 9-11, and flexing into operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations, as well as deployment to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq with 142 personnel, growing to a force of 8,000 soldiers, civilians and contractors in 90 days. From Kuwait, the General was forward deployed into Iraq where he assumed command of the 16,000 personnel responsible for providing all logistical support and services to the 150,000 members of the coalition. Following redeployment from combat operations, Gen. Boles led the training of 120,000 soldiers before his final Army assignment, serving as the Army's Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations, overseeing the logistics strategy for the 1.1 million soldier Army. Today, Gen. Boles is president of Vincent E. Boles Inc., a leadership and logistics consulting service.

Landon Boone
Landon Boone CSI, LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
Landon is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. He has a ten year background in the field of architecture with a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has worked with Ron Blank & Associates since 2003. Landon's job entails daily operations, business development, marketing, trade shows, and developing programs for RBA's building product manufacturer clients.

Ralph Bowman Jr.
Ralph Bowman Jr.
VP, IT, National Facilities Services and Project Portfolio Management
Kaiser Permanente
As vice president of the Care Delivery Technology Services, National Facilities Services IT organization for Kaiser Permanente, Ralph Bowman oversees the implementation of technologies that support the Kaiser Permanente facilities capital plan; and is responsible for ensuring its 39 hospitals and almost 700 medical office buildings have the infrastructure and equipment necessary to support operations and meet the needs of medical staff, employees, and members. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Ralph led IT Operations for UCLA's Medical Center. In this role, he led all IT operations and strategic planning activities in support of hospital operations, including oversight of all IT-related activities for the construction of the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center. Ralph also spent time at St. Jude Medical, where he managed the clinical data management system that supported the clinical trials for their cardiac rhythm management division in the United States and Europe. Ralph has a Bachelor of Science Degree in computer science from California State University, Northridge.

Brian Bozeman
Brian Bozeman
Executive Director
ADAMS Management Services, Inc.
Mr. Bozeman has fifteen years (15) of experience managing the construction delivery process of healthcare facilities. As Executive Director at ADAMS, Mr. Bozeman provides oversight of large-scale healthcare capital programs across the country and serves as the key contact for the hospital leadership team. Mr. Bozeman is relationship driven and has become a Trusted Advisor for his clients.  Over the years, Mr. Bozeman has participated in several speaking engagements, including a UAB Panel (2016) on sustainability in Construction, a Symposium at Mississippi State University Integrated Practice Theater, where students were provided real life case studies on Project Team Collaboration, and the Kansas City ASHE organization discussing Integrated Project Delivery.  Mr. Bozeman has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Greg Braithwaite
Greg Braithwaite AIA and ACHA
Vice President - Health Care Design/Practice Leader
HuntonBrady Architects
Greg Braithwaite is known for his leadership, planning, and design for HuntonBrady’s healthcare practice, and is Board Certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects. He skillfully manages the interests of user groups to assure that space needs and functional requirements are met. His projects include everything from complicated phased renovations in aging facilities to new expansions and greenfield hospitals. His notable projects include the 300,000 SF Lakeland Regional Health Pavilion for Women and Children in Lakeland, Florida; the 262,000 SF Viera Hospital in Brevard County, Florida; and 390,000 SF Tower 2 and Tower 3 expansions to Celebration Health in Celebration, Florida. Greg graduated with a bachelor of architecture from Andrews University.

Theresa Brigden
Theresa Brigden
Principal
Vizient, Inc.
Theresa brings more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, ten years which are in the healthcare industry. Prior to Principal, Theresa served as Contracts Director, Director Midwest, Executive Director, Senior Executive Director of Operations and Associate Principal for Facilities, Capital and Construction Solutions. Theresa's areas of expertise and professional skills include team leadership, construction management, program management and project management in the healthcare and construction industry. Theresa has advanced understanding of capital equipment, design and construction best practices, metrics and technology. As program co-founder, she was integral in the creation and development of Vizient Facilities, Capital & Construction Solutions. As leader of operations, Theresa developed a robust process in validation reporting and metrics in this space. Prior to joining Vizient, Theresa spent more than 20 years in construction management, project management and contract administration with S.M Wilson, Clayco Construction and Sverdrup (now Jacobs Engineering). She has served on local National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) chapters, the National Board of Directors for the Architectural, Capital Equipment and Engineering (ACE) and is an active member of American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). Theresa has the LEED, A. P. (Accredited Professional) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Mary Beth Briscoe
Mary Beth Briscoe
Operating Advisor
Blue Heron Capital
Mary Beth Briscoe, CPA, MBA, FHFMA, FACHE, CMRP brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as Vice President and CFO of UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer at UAB Hospital and UAB Medicine Clinical Operations. She also gained community hospital experience by serving as CFO for Eastern Health System in Birmingham, Alabama.

Her areas of expertise include healthcare finance and strategy, capital planning, financial reporting and monitoring, revenue cycle, supply chain, large scale system transformation initiatives, project management and performance improvement. She has worked with interdisciplinary teams to establish performance metrics and systems for tracking results.

Mary Beth has also served the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in national and state roles including National Secretary, Chairman Elect, and National Chairman. She has authored articles for industry periodicals and is an invited speaker by various healthcare constituents across the country.

John Brownrigg
John Brownrigg
Director, Pre-Construction Services
FX Facility Group
John Brownrigg has over 30 years of professional experience in design, construction, and real estate projects. From inception - beyond completion - to occupancy, Mr. Brownrigg has always focused on improving business objectives through built environments. His current passion is to design and deliver healthy buildings that will improve population health throughout the entire continuum of care. Currently, Mr. Brownrigg is a Director for FX Facility Group, a Cincinnati, OH based construction and facility maintenance firm specializing in healthcare facilities. He has served as the Vice President for Real Estate and Construction for Ohio's largest healthcare network, Mercy Health, and in a similar role for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Mr. Brownrigg has also worked for international corporations such as General Electric and Ericsson. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Renee Burnham, MBA, EDAC
Renee Burnham, MBA, EDAC
Senior Data and Research Specialist, Healthcare
Gresham Smith
An industry veteran of over 22 years, Renée Burnham has extensive experience transforming information into powerful insights. As a senior data and research specialist for Gresham Smith’s Nashville Healthcare studio, she draws on her business development and market research background to create useable analyses that support informed, efficient design delivery. Renée earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Lipscomb University.

Tim Burrill
Tim Burrill
Senior Vice President
AdventHealth
Tim Burrill is the Senior Vice President of Support Services and Design and Construction at AdventHealth, serving the Central Florida Region. This responsibility includes the 9 AdventHealth campuses in metro-Orlando area. Tim has his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. He started his career with AdventHealth in 1991 in the finance and accounting departments. During his time with the hospital, Tim's experience has included time in performance improvement, construction project administration, hospital operations, and real estate master planning. During his tenure, he led AdventHealth Orlando’s $300 million expansion project and renovation of AdventHealth for Children. He is currently responsible for leading hospital support services, design and construction, real estate management, and retail services.

Wade Byerly
Wade Byerly
President
MERC (Medical Equipment Resources & Consulting)
Wade Byerly has worked over 30 years in the planning, acquiring, utilizing, managing, liquidating and appraising medical equipment, and is uniquely qualified to deliver value in each stage of the capital equipment life cycle. He also has the unusual perspective of having worked for healthcare providers, regional and national group purchasing alliances, a major manufacturer and service organizations, understanding the medical equipment needs of healthcare providers in nearly every venue of care. Founded MERC with son Kyle in 2007 and have performed over 350 engagements since launching the company.

Rodney Cadwell
Rodney Cadwell
Associate Principal - Medical Equipment Planning
Vizient, Inc./ HELP
Rodney leads the Capital Solutions Consulting segment for Vizient's Advisory Solutions Group. He brings more than 40 years of healthcare development experience within the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and South America. Rodney has led many equipment planning projects with a focus on efficient project delivery with proven results. Rodney co-founded HELP International in 1983 and joined Vizient in 2010 when the firm was acquired to further expand the Capital and Construction segment offering. He continues to provide leadership for this business segment.

Jody Campbell
Jody Campbell
Contract Manager, Capital Sourcing / Construction Projects
The Guthrie Clinic
Jody Campbell is a Contract Manager, Capital Sourcing / Construction Projects at The Guthrie Clinic located in Sayre PA. She was born and raised in Sayre, PA. Jody has worked for Guthrie for 34 years and all 34 years have been in the Corporate Purchasing Department. Guthrie is a great healthcare system and employer; she still walks in to work and says she loves her job. She started as the department Secretary and have learned every job as I moved up through the ranks. However, her current position is her favorite of all.

Gloria Cascarino
Gloria A Cascarino
Director of Medical Equipment Planning
Francis Cauffman Architects
As Director of Hospital Operations and Materials Management for 20+ years, Gloria was "The Client" during construction and renovation projects. This previous experience gives her unique patient-care and safety perspectives as the Director of Medical Equipment Planning at Francis Cauffman, a national design firm. An expert in emerging technology and equipment budgeting, she plans equipment for varied healthcare clients from academic medical centers to community hospitals and physician practices - with projects ranging from renovations to replacement hospitals. Working with her own or with other firms, Gloria is a valued member of project teams - coordinating equipment data flow, facilitating project management and preserving critical deadlines. She helps clinical staff to maximize existing equipment, forecast technology needs and spend prudently, and design teams to have confidence that all equipment has been accommodated.

Henry Chao, AIA, LEED AP
Henry Chao, AIA, LEED AP
Design Principal, Healthcare
HOK
Henry has more than 25 years’ experience in designing complex, large-scale projects for the world’s leading healthcare and educational institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Ohio State University, and Singapore Ministry of Health. His design approach blends together programmatic components and site attributes into a tailor-made solution that responds to the needs and culture of the clients and the patients they serve. Many of Henry’s projects have been acknowledged for design excellence through various publications, awards and peer recognition. He frequently presents current projects and contemporary issues in architecture for healthcare, medical education and scientific research.  His competition-winning design of Ng Teng Feng (Jurong) General Hospital in Singapore is a new, prototypical community hospital intended to maximize sustainability in healthcare. The design targets Green Mark Platinum performance while addressing the balance between healthcare accessibility and quality of the care environment.  Henry received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University and master’s degree in architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Lisa Charrin
Lisa Charrin
Vice President
Mitchell Planning Associates
As one of the nation's most recognized industry experts on the future of medical technology, Lisa presents regularly at national healthcare design conferences and has published articles and a recent book on keeping pace with changes in technology. Having completed over 13 million square feet of innovative projects at academic medical centers, pediatric, and not for profit health systems, Lisa helps clients plan for future flexibility and negotiate procurement timelines that are respectful of design and construction needs while also leveraging optimal timing for final clinical selections. Lisa leads and participates in master planning, programming, visioning and design phases to identify equipment solutions and timelines to promote workflow, patient care and flexibility for changes in technology or infrastructure. Lisa leads several IDN system level clients as project executive and is responsible for business development for the central US for Mitchell Planning. Lisa is a board certified healthcare architect and graduate from the University of Houston.

Jeff Christmann
Jeff Christmann
CEO
ADAMS
Jeff Christmann serves as Chief Executive Officer at ADAMS and has 28 years of experience in major facility project management, construction and operations. He has been responsible for overseeing approximately 28M square feet of various types of construction, renovation and expansion, totaling in excess of $10B in project budget. As CEO, Jeff is responsible for leading business development efforts for ADAMS, oversight of operations, staffing, and allocation of all company resources for project management and advisory services, as well as developing the overall markets for services, winning engagements and maintaining client relationships. He is also responsible for recruiting, hiring, and supervising a staff of engagement professionals who provide specific expertise in the planning, development and delivery of large and small capital programs.

Frank Cirillo
Frank J Cirillo
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Acurity Inc.
Frank Cirillo has over 40 years of experience in all facets of hospital operations and management, including 15 years as Chief Operating Officer of his 30 year management tenure at one of the largest public health systems in the nation. Since joining GNYHA Ventures (and Acurity and Nexera, wholly owned, for-profit subsidiaries of the Greater New York Hospital Association) in 2011 as Vice President of Business Strategy, Mr. Cirillo has led the company's state, county, and municipal healthcare system group purchasing program initiative, provided counsel and advice to numerous members with Nexera, and developed and implemented GNYHA Ventures/Acurity's Supplier Diversity Program.

Mr. Cirillo's first-hand knowledge of labor-management relations enables him to advise and mentor staff across various GNYHA Ventures business units. He helps public healthcare organizations optimize supply chain operations through their membership in the Acurity/Premier group purchasing program and by supply chain, hospital, and health-system improvement engagements with Nexera, GNYHA Ventures consulting company. Adept at policy development, implementation, health provider engagement, and compliance, he has created a unique public provider group purchasing program offering.
In 2016 Mr. Cirillo's portfolio was expanded. He leads the GNYHA Ventures/Acurity's supplier diversity program and is a member of Premier's Supplier Diversity Committee. Currently in this capacity, Mr. Cirillo is heading our cutting-edge and mission driven Small and Diverse (minority and women owned) Business Economic Development HUB Project. When fully implemented the Project will: create 1,000 jobs in Brooklyn, New York; deliver added value to our member hospitals; assist Acurity members achieve internal and external diversity goals; and create wealth and health within the communities our members serve. The HUB will also serve as a New York City central physical location for participating suppliers to: be co-located; consolidate back-office functions; scale their businesses; sharpen their business plans and models; create joint-ventures inside and outside the HUB; and, attract and encourage mission-driven investment in diverse supplier networks.

Prior to joining GNYHA Ventures/Acurity, Mr. Cirillo was a C-Suite leader at New York City Health & Hospitals (NYCH&H) for almost 30 years, serving as Deputy Director then Executive Director and Chief Internal Auditor, rising to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and finally Senior Vice President, Chief Restructuring Officer. At NYCH&H, he led the corporation's then highest priority clinical and non-clinical operations restructuring project, "The Road Ahead", in partnership with Deloitte Healthcare Consulting. The project yielded unparalleled quality care improvements and a $304 million cost-reduction and revenue-generating road-map. Starting during his tenure and continuing after his retirement from NYCH&H, the plan has been fully implemented generating additional revenue and reducing expenses well beyond the $300 million annual target goal.

Mr. Cirillo has applied his expertise to several associations and boards, including the Healthcare Financial Managers Association, the Americas Essential Hospitals Association, the Board of NYS Industries for the Blind; and the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management. He currently serves on the boards of the Integrated Delivery Network Summit Board of Educational Advisors and the Architecture, Construction, and Equipment Summit Board of Educational Advisors.


Prior to launching his career at the New York City and New York State Comptrollers? Offices, Mr. Cirillo attended St. John's University graduate program and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the City University of New York-Brooklyn College. While a leader at NYCH&H, he completed a renowned year-long government management certificate program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government; was honored as a "Top 40" Leader in Government; and, received multiple awards and honors from numerous industry associations, labor unions, suppliers, hospitals and health systems.

Georgia Cochrane
Georgia Cochrane
Manager, Supply Chain Contracting
Fairview Health Services
Georgia Cochrane has over 25 years experience in Supply Chain and currently serves as the Manager for Supply Chain Contracting for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN. Her team members manage the system's contracts for supplies, equipment and equipment maintenance. Georgia also manages the cardiovascular contract portfolio for Fairview. She is a member of several supply chain improvement initiatives and works with these teams to maximize standardization, utilization, and cost savings opportunities. Georgia earned a dual bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Joe Colonna
Joe Colonna
Vice President of Supply Chain
Piedmont Healthcare
Joe Colonna serves in the role of Vice President of Supply Chain for Piedmont Healthcare, an 11 hospital healthcare system in Atlanta, GA. At Piedmont, the Supply Chain Team works closely with Piedmont's executives, clinician and business partners to ensure they are supporting the organization's goals of Quality, Safety and Service, aligned with Stewardship of their resources. Joe is proud of the fact that the Supply Chain Team plays a significant role in the strategic plans of the organization and is seen as a valued partner by their customers. Piedmont's Supply Chain has been recognized nationally for the Team's role in supporting Piedmont's mission, including being named the 2018 Supply Chain of the Year by Healthcare Purchasing News. Joe started his Supply Chain career with United States Air Force in 1985 and his unique blend of healthcare experience comes from working for over 30 years in different aspects of the healthcare supply chain industry, including roles in provider, consulting, distribution and group purchasing organizations.

Sharon Conklin, RN, MBA
Sharon Conklin, RN, MBA
Director Healthcare Operations
Catalyst
Sharon Conklin leads the Healthcare Transformation and Operations Practice for Catalyst, a Haskell Company, and serves as the Director of Operations. She served as a Trauma nurse for 10 years. Trained by Edwards Deming in Total Quality Management (TQM), she brings a proven track record in resolving system-wide optimization, consolidation and integration challenges, reducing operational cost, creating organizational and physician alignment, and maximizing resource utilization.

Peter Costanzo
Peter Costanzo FMP
Director, Facilities Management
IMAGINiT
Peter Costanzo, FMP, has worked in IMAGINiT’s Facilities Management group for over 15 years and has held progressively larger roles within the division. Peter’s unique blend of experience in hardware, software, digital twins, IoT, compliance and facilities management applications allows him to work with clients to craft solutions that meet both current and future facility management needs.

Robert Counter
Robert Counter AIA
Senior Associate, Director of Healthcare
LEO A DALY
With his expertise in healthcare planning and OSHPD submittal, Robert Counter has directed various design teams to complete new tower additions and medical facility renovations. Additionally, he has experience working with science and technology, with lab projects both in healthcare and in higher education institutions. Mr. Counter has over 30 years of healthcare design experience and has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Bob is a registered Architect in California.

Whitney Courser
Whitney Courser
President
Nuehealth
Whitney is responsible for all business development in the Northeast Region of the United States for Nuehealth. Currently, she also oversees the operations of 2 hospitals and 4 surgery centers and development of 3 additional facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. Whitney has successfully recruited physician partners and syndicated ASCs, surgical hospitals and multi-million dollar real estate ventures associated with inpatient and outpatient facilities and medical office buildings. Since joining Nueterra in 2003, Whitney has also served as vice president of business development, director of business development and in new project equipment financing and accounting. Prior to joining Nueterra, she served as an accounting manager for a major Midwestern transportation company and as the director of finance and accounting for a large national restaurant franchise group.

Travis Cowie
Travis D. Cowie AIA, LEED AP
Principal
HKS
Travis' 29 years of architectural experience covers a wide range of project types including healthcare facilities. Skilled as a project manager, medical planner and a project architect, he works directly with the client in coordinating the efforts of the project team and consultants throughout each phase of project development. Travis attends project meetings and is familiar with the client and project objectives. He tracks interoffice work from the preliminary design phase through the construction documents phase monitoring schedule and budget requirements. Travis also follows-up on consultant performance as necessary to produce construction documents and supports the construction services department through project completion.

Donna Craft
Donna Craft
Senior Director Facilities and Construction Service Line, Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc.
Facilities and Construction Service Line Senior Director: Donna Craft, RN, BSN, MHA, CLNC is a nurse with over 30 years of clinical and hospital administration experience including project management, facility/strategic planning, nutrition services, environmental services, security, materials management, clinical equipment, facilities and construction and was directly responsible for all projects totaling over $500 million. Past National Director - Associate Member Services, ASHE. Currently manages the sourcing process, contract management, and member committee for the facilities service line portfolio.

Larry Creech
Larry Creech
Senior Vice President, Perioperative & Emergency Services
RWJBarnabas Health
Larry Creech is the Senior Vice President of Surgical and Emergency Services at RWJBarnabas Health, where he manages the strategic planning for growth to include facility expansions and new facilities and budgeting for 120 departments. Mr. Creech is a results-oriented Senior Healthcare Executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, implementing new programs, supply chain management, and construction management. He has a proven track record of spearheading successful team-based initiatives and specializes in modernizing healthcare systems, including improving hundreds of outcomes for pre-surgery patients and saving thousands of pounds of waste by adopting green initiatives. Prior to joining RWJBarnabas, Larry served as Divisional Director of Surgical Services at Capital Health, as Senior VP of Surgical Services/Emergency Services at Carilion Clinic and as Vice President, PeriOperative Services at Clarian Health Partners. He received his BS in Health Care Administration from St. Leo's College in St. Leo, FL and his MBA from Amber University in Garland, TX.

Dennis Daar
Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International, LLC
Dennis Daar has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 38 years. For the past 19 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International, (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, then works toward gaining and implementing agreements with GPO's, IDN's, RPC's, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior, he held senior management positions at Stryker, SSI/ Hill-Rom, Inc., STERIS/Hausted, and Skytron. His diverse responsibilities range from developing and implementing National Accounts, Equipment Planning Relationships, Government Contracts, Sales Management Strategies, and International Operations. Dennis is a past Chairperson of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee for over 29 years. He has been part of Association of National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), and Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA, and of HISCI's Educational Committee. Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on various topics including: healthcare, government sales, sales management, national accounts, and international issues.

Jacob D'Albora
Jacob D'Albora LEED AP BD+C
Director of BIM-FM Services/Associate Vice President
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.
Educated and trained as an architect, Jacob D'Albora has embraced and sought to maximize the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout his career. Jacob is an integral part of the team of McVeigh & Mangum Engineering (MME), a full-service, multi-office engineering firm. Together, Jacob and MME serve the AEC community with a passion to not only produce designs and drawings of superior quality in the BIM platform, but also to equip facilities professionals to more efficiently and effectively manage facilities once constructed. This is accomplished through the application of BIM-FM (facility management) strategy. Jacob has established himself as an industry leader in the BIM-FM arena and, through the use of BIM-FM, has provided the resources and training to facilities personnel necessary to facilitate the efficient execution of building maintenance duties and record keeping.

John Davanzo
John Charles Davanzo MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Consultant / Interim Nurse Leader
Blue Jay Consulting
John C. Davanzo has over 25 years experience as an emergency nurse, paramedic, hospital executive and EMS leader. He has worked in many different positions including emergency nurse, paramedic, educator, flight RN/paramedic, professor, project manager and various leadership roles. Currently, John is serving as a Consultant and Interim Nurse Executive for a nationally known consulting group. John has significant experience in developing and improving emergency department and acute care hospital processes, especially around throughput. He commonly uses LEAN, Six Sigma and other rapid cycle improvement methodologies. He also has experience in emergency department design and renovation. He has worked with associate teams and design experts in a number of facilities to reconfigure workspaces to better support throughput and make them more conducive for clinical staff operations.

Bethany Denning
Bethany Denning
Strategic Partner
People Pinnacle, LLC
Bethany Denning, People Pinnacle Strategic Partner, provides strategic organizational design and development solutions to support client growth and success. A management consulting expert, Bethany specializes in solving client problems through a human resources focused lens to ensure leaders, managers and employees are aligned in their pursuit of company goals.

Bethany has over 15 years of experience across many areas of human resources and organizational development, including strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, performance management and employee relations. She is skilled at redesigning organizational structure and people processes to support strategic goals.

Bethany has worked both internally and externally for a variety of organizations and is passionate about ensuring a high performance culture. As a consultant, she has driven HR strategy and process improvement focused on centralization and globalization efforts, as well as guided localized HR efforts within franchise concepts. She has expertise with the hourly workforce, professional employees, executives and boards of directors for both publicly traded and privately held companies. She worked internally to build a shared service center for a global law firm as an HR director and spent the past 5 years with Lexmark International leading their global compensation and benefit teams and driving diversity and inclusion efforts. Her recent work at Lexmark included management of short and long-term incentive programs, benchmarking, merit pay and executive compensation.

Bethany’s consulting portfolio includes clients within the legal, hospitality and education sectors, as well as others. Bethany is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University as well as a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from DePaul University. She is located in Lexington, KY.

Christine Dickinson
Christine Michele Dickinson LEED AP
Associate Principal
Vizient Inc.
Christine brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Vizient, Christine spent over 10 years in construction management, project management and business development with Skanska USA Building, ATG (a mechanical/architectural contractor) and Jones Lang LaSalle as an owner's representative. Christine's areas of expertise and professional skills include team leadership, construction management and program management in the healthcare and construction industry and developing and executing strategic customer solutions. Christine was integral in the incubation and development of Vizient Capital & Construction Solutions. As a program lead for the Southwest region, she created a member specific process for establishing and maintaining owner standards which deliver savings through utilization on all member facility maintenance and construction projects. Implementing these strategies has resulted in more than $17 million in single member savings. Christine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Christine has participated in local CSHE chapters and is an active member of ASHE, including serving on the ASHE Associate Member Recruitment Task Force. She also has LEED, A. P. accreditation from USGBC.

Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon R.Ph., MHA, FACHE
President
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC
Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC which provides medical suppliers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) consultative assistance in successfully navigating the changes in healthcare. He specializes in providing C-Suite level services to:
-Increase medical supplier relevancy/performance in an era of health reform and value creation
-Implement an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy
-Create durable physician clinical integration network strategies
-Develop and implement improved IDN triple aim results

He speaks regularly at national meetings to bring the voice of the IDN C-Suite to a wide variety of organizations and professional associations. Dixon brings 30+ years of healthcare leadership experience with a proven record of results in developing and sustaining market-leading organizations. Dixon was Regional President for Fairview Health Services where they developed and implemented an ACO strategy. Prior to joining Fairview, Mark was President/CEO of Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc. in Indianapolis for 6 years and was with Allina Health for 17 years at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis as the chief executive.

Carolyn Duffner
Carolyn Duffner
Content Marketing Manager
GWS Healthcare
A passionate storyteller at heart, Carolyn Duffner has facilitated hundreds of workshops and presentations in her career in various roles, including as an educator, content writer, and consultant. She has written, edited, and published educational materials for a variety of purposes. Serving as a facilitator in the GWS Healthcare session, she is excited to help lead an engaging, collaborative workshop at the ACE Summit.

Patrick Duke
Patrick Duke
Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions
CBRE Healthcare
As Managing Director, Patrick is responsible for building strategic relationships with healthcare providers and industry partners to develop comprehensive solutions delivered in a collaborative manner. With over 16 years of facility planning and project management experience, Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to clients, particularly related to team development and alternative project delivery models. When it comes to creative solutions, Patrick has the answers. Having worked with over 50 healthcare organizations across the country, Patrick brings valuable lessons learned and tips to successfully plan and deliver new facilities. In addition, he led the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) initiative at CBRE Healthcare and is highly sought after to educate both clients and industry partners on the essentials of a successful IPD engagement. Leading medical centers throughout the United States including Owensboro Medical Health System, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Duke Medicine, Inova Health System, Children's National Medical Center, Trinity Health,  Ascension Health and Hurley Medical Center have consulted with Patrick in regard to their capital project portfolio. Patrick was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of Building Design+Construction where he uses his industry experience to contribute value to the magazine, events and online content.  Patrick holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Masters in Land Development from Texas A & M University.

John Duraes, CHFM
John Duraes, CHFM
Director, Facilities and Engineering
Signature Healthcare - Brockton Hospital
John P. Duraes is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager as certified by American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a former President of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society.  John has extensive management experience in the fields of Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Construction, Heavy and Highway Construction and Large Mechanical Project installation.  John is a senior Facilities Manager with in-depth experience in plant engineering, healthcare construction, preventative maintenance and vendor management. He has extensive knowledge of building codes and standards and compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and other regulatory organizations, including OSHA, NFPA, AHA, TJC, ASHE, NESC, EPA and DEP.  John also consults for the Gerson Lehrman Group Counsel.  Throughout his almost 40 year career, John has attained knowledge and skills by attending various schools and universities, with studies specifically geared towards increasing his knowledge and expertise in his related field.  John is also experienced in implementing LEAN strategies in the healthcare field.  He holds numerous licenses and certifications from the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  John is very active in the community and fund raising programs for several Not-For Profit organizations and is a recipient of an Official Resolution by the New Bedford City Counsel in recognition for his volunteer work in the New Bedford community.

Melissa Edwards
Melissa Edwards AIA
Partner
PhiloWilke Partnership
Melissa Edward's passion for healthcare architecture lies in the importance of the community and the impact a healthcare facility can have on an area. With 15 years experience throughout the nation, Melissa is a firm believer in the benefits of collaborative practice models and the incorporation of technology. These ideals are inherent in all aspects of her delivery process and design approach. By integrating building systems, implementing sustainable design principles, and drawing from her extensive construction knowledge, Melissa provides a unique perspective to community care solutions. Placing a high importance on client satisfaction, Melissa is 100% dedicated to navigating her clients through each project while planning for the longevity of their institution. The combination of these elements and her community-focused sensibilities has distinguished Melissa as a neighborhood healthcare expert.

John  Farnen
John Farnen LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Planning, Design and Construction
Mercy
John R. Farnen is the Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction for Mercy. John has worked in the planning, design and construction industry for more than 30 years with the last 20 of those exclusively in healthcare. He has managed hundreds of healthcare projects worth over a billion dollars which includes projects of all acuities and sizes. He was the Mercy executive in charge of the Joplin recovery efforts after the EF-5 tornado disrupted all services. In his role, John oversees the team?s performance and manages design, schedule, budget and project execution. He has built strong team relationships to accomplish projects built under various types of construction contracts. He started his career working for a general contractor focused mainly in industrial work. He was then hired by Anheuser-Busch to manage projects in its St. Louis facilities prior to joining Mercy in 1998. He holds a bachelor degree in construction engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Ryan Felton
Ryan Felton
Project Director
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Ryan Felton is a Project Director for the Central Division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. with a specialization in healthcare. He oversees and coordinates projects from preconstruction through closeout.  Ryan has been involved with numerous healthcare projects throughout his 16 year career, and recently led construction of the $345 million Mercy Joplin Replacement Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He holds a bachelor of science in construction management from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Masters of Arts in Organization Management.  Ryan is a LEED Accredited Green Associate professional.

Cory Ferari-Zimmerman
Cory Ferari-Zimmerman CPA, CGMA
VP of Finance
ConfluenceHealth
Cory Ferari-Zimmerman is the Vice President of Finance for Confluence Health, an integrated health system in North Central Washington State. Confluence Health is a two-hospital system with 14 rural health clinic sites providing services over a 12,000 square mile region. As VP of Finance, Cory is responsible not only for coordinating strategic financial initiatives including capital, but also oversees Supply Chain, Budget and Cost Accounting as well as the general Accounting department. Cory developed the Business Intelligence program within Confluence Health, stressing the importance of using data to drive business decisions. Cory received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant in the State of Washington.

Diane Garrett
Diane Garrett
Senior Sourcing Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Diane S. Garrett, C.P.M., is a Senior Sourcing Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She is responsible for sourcing medical equipment for the VUMC clinical enterprise, which is comprised of six acute care hospitals, five ambulatory surgery centers, and >200 clinics across a wide geographical footprint. She represents VUMC Supply Chain Services to both VUMC departments and external suppliers. Diane began her full time Supply Chain career with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute before joining VUMC. She was a member of the 2014 Healthcare Supply Chain Department of the Year (VUMC). She is active in the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Nashville Chapter, currently serving as Immediate Past President, having previously served as President, Vice President, and Director on their Board of Directors. She received the Leadership Person of the Year Award for 2016, and the William J. Burns Award (highest award bestowed) for 2014 from the ISM-Nashville Chapter.

Rebecca Gayden
Rebecca Gayden
Vice President
Vizient
Rebecca Gayden leads Vizient's capital and construction, imaging and analytics, facilities and energy portfolios. With a health care background spanning nearly 20 years, Gayden has served in numerous management positions since joining the Company in 2005. Most recently, she served as senior director in sourcing operations, and has provided leadership across a broad range of areas, including Provista's diversification strategy.
Prior to joining Vizient, Gayden worked in healthcare consulting as an equipment planner for over 11 years, serving as project manager on initiatives ranging in size from small ambulatory surgery centers to 1 million square foot replacement facilities. Gayden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Sacramento.

Michael Gerhardt
Michael Gerhardt
Senior Director, Advisory Specialists
Intalere
Mike Gerhardt leads the Energy, Construction, and Facility Management team at Intalere. This team provides consulting support to Intalere members to reduce costs and improve quality related to capital equipment, construction, facility and energy management technologies. Collectively the five individuals on his team have over 130 years of healthcare, supply chain, and construction experience. Individually, Mr. Gerhardt has more 30 years of healthcare industry experience, ranging from Biomedical Engineering leadership to Facility Management Consulting. Over the course of his career he has been recognized as the 2006 Outstanding Fee for Service Consultant at a large group purchasing organization and in his current role at Intalere he was recognized as the 2014 Senior Director of the Year. Having spent half of his career working directly for healthcare providers, he has a connected and aligned perspective on helping healthcare organizations improve their quality and maintain a healthy bottom line so they can continue the critical mission of caring for patients. He has a passionate interest in sustainability, reducing energy costs and human impact on the environment. Mr. Gerhardt received a Bachelor?s of Science Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati OH and also holds an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cincinnati State University.

Lamont Gill
Lamont D. Gill
Security Consultant
Healthcare Professional
Lamont Gill currently works as a security consultant and healthcare professional. Mr. Gill has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of New England. He is a veteran of 20 years in the U.S. Naval Construction Force, serving as a Non-Commission First Class Petty Officer. As a "SeaBee", Mr. Gill has served in several commands, which include Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 21, Naval Special Warfare Group 2, and Naval Construction Regiment 7. Mr. Gill has done two deployments under Presidential recall Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and retired from the military in January 2015.

Adam Gill
Adam L. Gill
Attorney
Duane Morris LLP
Adam L. Gill concentrates his practice in the area of construction law and litigation and is a member of Duane Morris' national Construction Practice Group. Mr. Gill represents general contractors, construction managers, owners, architects and engineers, design builders, subcontractors, and material suppliers in matters involving contract drafting, contract negotiation, breach of contract claims, claims for extras, delay, disruption, loss of productivity, excessive change orders and out-of-scope work and claims involving mechanics liens. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Gill worked as an architect for eight years and is a licensed architect in Illinois and Missouri.

Ric Goodhue
Ric Goodhue CMRP
Assistant Manager (Purchasing & Capital Equipment)
CaroMont Health
Ric Goodhue is the Equipment Planner and Capital Coordinator for CaroMont Health in North Carolina. His forty plus years of combined supply chain and equipment planning experience include twenty-one with the United States Air Force. Changing uniforms in 1993, he has held a variety of management positions in contracting, purchasing, sterile processing, distribution, capital acquisitions, contract, vendor and project management and equipment planning. He has held the American Hospital Association?s CMRP designation since 2003 and has presented at six national AHRMM conferences as well as several regional conferences for the North Carolina chapter of AHRMM. He has served on and chaired multiple committees for the national AHRMM and is currently serving as a Board member & President of NCAHRMM. Ric is also a member of ASHE. He is active in his community, veteran?s events, church and the lives of his three granddaughters.

Kyle Green
Kyle Green
Founder and CEO
Healthcare Asset Network (HAN)
Kyle is the Founder and CEO of the Healthcare Asset Network (HAN), a combined service and smart platform for safe secondary market transactions. HAN's mission is to improve healthcare through the three pillars of sustainability-social, economic, and environmental. Prior to the Healthcare Asset Network, Kyle was most recently the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Phoenix Children's Hospital, one of the five largest freestanding children's hospitals in the United States. He was also previously the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Phoenix Children's. Kyle also served as System Vice President, Pediatric Services, at Norton Healthcare and Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Norton Healthcare is a five-hospital system and winner of the 2011 National Quality Forum (NQF) National Quality Healthcare Award. Before Norton Healthcare, Mr. Green led the opening of the first international standards hospital in Shanghai, China while working for Johns Hopkins International. Mr. Green earned a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Biology from Transylvania University in Kentucky. He also completed the inaugural Managing Healthcare Delivery executive education program at the Harvard Business School and was an Administrative Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Maria Hames
Maria Hames
Partner
HealthCare Links
Maria Hames joined HealthCare Links in March 1999. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare market. Her background includes working with companies in senior management roles in the arena of healthcare corporate development and national sales management. Ms. Hames has been involved in start-up and acquisition, operational/sales management, strategic planning, accreditation, practice management, managed care contracting and risk contracting. As a partner in HealthCare Links, her responsibilities include IDN sales and contract implementation on behalf of HealthCare Links clients. She simplifies very complex sales processes at some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. More importantly, her relationships are built on trust with a sincere desire to see all parties benefit. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in business management from Pepperdine University.

Glenn Hammons
Glenn Hammons
Project Executive
Skanska USA Building Inc.
Glenn Hammons is a Project Executive for Skanska USA with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. The majority of his career has been spent on a wide range of healthcare projects, including new additions and complex renovations of existing facilities. He is an accomplished professional who offers broad-based project management and operations experience within the construction industry. He maintains an astute ability to ascertain needs and goals, streamline existing operations, envision new design and construction concepts and overcome obstacles with solutions that are technically sound and financially feasible. Glenn graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a B.S. in Construction Engineering.

Mark Haney, FACHE, EDAC
Mark Haney, FACHE, EDAC
Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities and Development
WellStar Health System
Mark Haney, FACHE, EDAC is Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities and Development for Wellstar Health System. Over his 40 years with WellStar, Mark has held several Senior Executive positions from Hospital President to Corporate Executive. During his tenure with WellStar, Mark has had oversight of Real Estate, Construction and Facilities for over 15 years. As President of WellStar Paulding Hospital, Mark led the WellStar Paulding Hospital Replacement Hospital Project as a Pebble Project member and as an inaugural member of the Joint Commission Resources/Herman Miller Safe Health Design Pilot. Mark has a Master of Health Administration, Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Mark is a Past-President of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives and has served as a member on several ACHE Regents' Advisory Councils. From a community perspective, Mark is on the Board of Directors and Chairman for Chattahoochee Technical College, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Paulding County Economic Development, Inc., a not-for-profit public-private economic development effort in Paulding County.
Mark and his wife, Vickie, live in Marietta, GA and have 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.

Mandy Hansen
Mandy Hansen
Director, Facility, Planning, Design and Construction
Seattle Children's Hospital
Mandy Hansen is Director of Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction at Seattle Children's Hospital. Hansen's primary focus is on applying Lean principles and Toyota Way improvement methodology to space design, construction, and operational readiness. She partnered with senior leaders, architects and contractors to use the Integrated Facility Design (IFD) process for the major campus expansion. Hansen has worked with groups across the hospital using the IFD methodology to design their space including critical and acute care inpatient units, an outpatient procedure center, emergency department, ambulatory clinic, and kitchen facilities.

Kevin Haynes
Kevin Haynes
Senior Consultant
FMI Corporation
As a senior consultant with FMI's Research Services Group, Kevin Haynes provides a broad range of services to clients nationwide, including contractors, building product manufacturers, construction material producers and suppliers and industry-related associations. Kevin's primary responsibilities include the management and execution of research projects, involving primary and secondary research methods. Leveraging the experience and knowledge gained from working with his family-owned construction company in Central Pennsylvania, Kevin has helped numerous clients on strategy engagements and market assessments. He has led several of FMI's Market Perceptions Studies. This in-depth customer satisfaction and loyalty assessment provides unparalleled insight and understanding of the factors that most influence an owner's contractor selection and/or recommendation and the contractor's position relative to its competitors. In addition, Kevin has worked with clients to explore business opportunities in new geographic markets. Prior to joining FMI, Kevin was a Teach for America corps member and taught eighth grade North Carolina History and English. He served in this highly acclaimed national service corps by committing to lead and manage a classroom for two years in an under-resourced rural school district. Kevin received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, where he graduated with distinction. He majored in Sociology and received a certificate in Markets and Management.

Clinton Hazziez
Clinton Hazziez
System Vice President, Supply Chain
UNC Health Care

Suzen Heeley
Suzen L. Heeley IIDA, LEED AP
Executive Director, Design/Construction
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Suzen L. Heeley is the Executive Director, Design+Construction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City. She is responsible for design of an ongoing $2 billion capital program, comprised of new construction and renovation projects in over 30 locations throughout the New York tri-state area. Her past work in architectural/design consulting and as an Owner's representative, includes innovative healthcare, environmental, interior, and exhibit design for Fortune 500 corporations and healthcare organizations. She has been honored with achievements from The Center for Health Design, Modern Healthcare, Pioneering Women, Contract Healthcare Environment Awards and Interior Design Magazine?s Best of Year in Healthcare. An activist for forward-thinking, patient-centered healthcare design innovation, she has served on The Center for Health Design Environmental Standards Council, lectures nationally to advocate for healthcare design, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for Healthcare Design and Contract Magazine. As a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Suzen is an active participant in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative?s Market Transformation Group, Healthy Building Network and MSK Green Team, promoting sustainable, environmentally responsible design that responds to the connection between health and the built environment. MSK has been named by Practice Greenhealth as one of the Top 25 sustainable hospitals in the nation.

Roger Herritz
Roger Herritz PE, LEED AP, EDAC
Senior VP, National Healthcare Lead - Project & Development Services
JLL
Roger Herritz leads JLL's efforts to assist healthcare organizations in achieving their business goals, utilizing JLL's project and development services. He has 30 years of project management experience, with nearly 20 years focused in healthcare real estate. Prior to joining JLL, he was a National Director, Healthcare Business Planning for AEI, where he was responsible for leading healthcare business planning while developing relationships with clients and strategic partners. Previously, Roger was Regional President for Erdman Company, where he led his region's efforts to develop and deliver healthcare real estate projects. His 16 years at Erdman included project management of over 50 design/build healthcare projects. Prior to Erdman, he was Vice President, National Accounts Manager for URS (now AECOM), as well as West Coast Operations Manager for RMT (now TRC Companies). Roger holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and studied healthcare management at the University of Colorado-Denver. He is a contributor to the Healthcare Infrastructure Research program, sponsored by the American Hospital Association/American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and University Research Institute, and is also a member of ASHE. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin, and received his LEED AP designation from the US Green Building Council and EDAC designation from the Center for Health Design.

Ted Hood
Ted Hood
Senior Project Manager
TLC Engineering
Ted Hood is a Senior Project Manager for TLC Engineering Solutions, a dynamic engineering firm with more than 60 years of experience. Ted has over 20 years of experience in Healthcare Technology project management and implementation, with an emphasis on interoperability between medical equipment, IT devices, EMR, and special building systems. He has managed the Technology implementations on healthcare facilities ranging from small clinics to million square feet replacement hospitals. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and is an active member of Health Information and Management Systems Society.

Diane Hughes
Diane Hughes
Director of Emergency Prepraredness
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Diane M Hughes has been in the healthcare industry for almost 24 years. Diane has been heavily involved in the American Society for Healthcare Engineers and has been a member of multiple committees during her career. She has also actively been involved in the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineers and has held the position of President twice. She is an active member of National Fire Protection Association and participates in the HealthCare Committee. Diane is also a former Joint Commission Life Safety Code surveyor and was also an Emerging Leader for Region 7. Most recently she spent 2 years in Doha, Qatar as the Executive Director of Fire and Life Safety for eight hospitals under Hamad Medial Corporation. Diane recently returned to Arkansas and accepted the position of Director of Emergency Preparedness at UAMS. She also owns and operates her own consulting company, Hughes Global Consulting. She specializes in mock surveys involving Life Safety and in Emergency Management. She has a BS in Healthcare Management and is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional. She has her SASHE from ASHE and is completing her Master's Degree.

Andrew Hunt
Andrew Hunt
Capital Equipment PM
University of Chicago Medicine - HSPM
Andrew Hunt has over 15 years in Healthcare Supply Chain. His primary focus for the last 10 years has been on Capital Equipment Procurement. He currently specializes in Equipment Selection, Programming, Procurement, Warehousing and Activation. Andrew has been very active in enhancing Capital Equipment Committees and internal processes by introducing various best practices, benchmarking tools and new technologies. His goal is to help hospitals build their long-term capital asset strategy (including routine purchases and new construction) and realize direct cost reductions that reduce the total cost of ownership and supports various types of budgets.

Samantha Jacques
Samantha Jacques PhD, FACHE
Vice President, Clinical Engineering
McLaren Health Care
Clinically Integrated Facilities Track: Planning for Connected Medical Devices

Samantha Jacques, PhD, FACHE, is the Vice President of Clinical Engineering at McLaren. She manages Services throughout the McLaren system including 15 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers. Prior to McLaren, she was Director of Clinical Engineering at Penn State Health and Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, and is active in ACCE, CHIME, and HTCC. She also recently published a book titled “Introduction to Clinical Engineering”. She has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Jonathan Jasina
Jonathan Jasina
Vice President, Project and Development Services ,Capital Planning Practice Lead
JLL
As Vice President of JLL's Capital Planning Services product, Jonathan Jasina enables clients big and small to more effectively plan, forecast, utilize and control their real estate capital investments. Jonathan oversees the day-to-day operations of the Capital Planning Services product including; sales and marketing, standard operating procedures, technology, business planning and support to 30+ client teams around the globe. He is a subject matter expert in capital planning best practices and provides advisory services to clients, executive committees and industry organizations. With over 15 years of experience in general contracting, owner's representative and real estate development firms, Jonathan Jasina has delivered over $2B USD worth of real estate projects for owner/occupiers, investors, CRE departments and public institutions. Since joining JLL in 2010, Jonathan has led real estate programs, project teams and individual projects across the globe as a Team Lead, Integrated Program Manager and Senior Project Manager. Mr. Jasina is a member of the JLL PDS Americas Innovation Board and a recent recipient of JLL's Da Vinci Gold Award for innovations and best practices. He holds a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from Rutgers University.

Scott Jennings
Scott Jennings
Director, Sales
Premier, Inc.
Scott Jennings is the Director of Sales for Premier's Capital and Construction Services and has been with the organization since 2010. His background includes sales and marketing of insurance and financial services, with a focus on various commercial products. He has also consulted on workflow and process improvement. Texas A&M University is still using the workflow process and web-based software solution he designed in 2001 for their printing needs. As Director of Capital and Construction Services at Premier, Scott is responsible for providing equipment planning, sourcing support, initial outfitting and transitioning services, primarily to medical facilities. Capital and Construction Services offers procurement support via capital equipment procurement policy and procedures as well as implementation of best practices, with a focus of the reduction of equipment costs for medical facilities of all types with proper planning, select services and processes, identifying on average an 18% savings on capital equipment budgets.

Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson PE, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Principal
TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Aaron Johnson, PE, LEED AP BD+C, serves as a Managing Principal for TLC’s largest operating unit, Healthcare, with annual revenue of $20 million. Aaron excels at solving technical challenges as well as helping clients understand the long-term value of efficient systems. He is an active participant in the sustainable building movement and is dedicated to crafting innovative solutions. Aaron chairs an ASHRAE working group focused on pharmacy design and serves on the ASHRAE 170 Standing Standards Project Committee that provides guidance on ventilation in healthcare facilities. He is also leading multiple teams who are solving engineering challenges for numerous healthcare systems as they battle COVID-19. Recognizing his achievements in the AEC industry, ENR Southeast selected Aaron among the 2021 class of honorees for the annual Top Young Professionals program.

Jacob Johnson
Jacob B Johnson MS CCE
Director of Clinical Technology
Kaiser Permanente
Jacob B. Johnson is the Director of the Northern California Clinical Systems Engineering Program responsible for the strategy, assessment, implementation and integration of annual Medical Technology Capital Plan ($150M/annually) at Kaiser Permanente. He manages 25 Clinical Engineering staff in support of 19 Clinical Specialty Technology Planning Committees driving replacement of aging technologies, new capacity, and innovation. He previously served as Program Manager for Enterprise Wide Medical Device Integration and Privacy & Security programs across 7 regions, 42 Hospitals and 610 office buildings. He is also the Co-Chairman of KP Northern California Medical Device Privacy & Security Committee and led the development of CSE Center of Excellence responsible for designing services and processes. He is the former Education Committee Chairman for the American College of Clinical Engineering. Jacob received his M.S. in Healthcare Technology Management from Marquette University & Medical College of Wisconsin and his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

Arthur Jones
Arthur M Jones Registered Architect
Construction Project Manager
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Arthur Jones, AIA is a Construction Project Manager with Planning, Design and Construction at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Arthur oversees Capital projects on UMMC's campus. Before coming to the owner's side at UMMC Arthur worked for the architecture firms RTKL in Washington, DC and JBHM in Jackson, MS. At RTKL Arthur concentrated on Healthcare and Scientific Research projects working for the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health. While working on projects for NIH, Arthur was brought in as an IQD contractor for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease focusing on laboratory planning and space allocation. While at RTKL, Arthur also worked on a number of local hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic area. Upon returning to Jackson, Mississippi Arthur worked as a project manager and specialized in Construction Administration for JBHM. That period of employment allowed for travel around Mississippi and Tennessee and worked on projects as varied as a PTSD Wing at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis to working with the Mississippi Development Authority to design and acquire new gantry cranes for Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS to the renovation of multiple elementary and secondary schools in the Delta region. Arthur is enjoys travel and education. He studied Art and Architecture in Rome, Italy and studied the Spanish language in Antigua, Guatemala. He enjoys visiting locations where Architecture and Archaeology meet. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Arthur lives with his wife Deedee, twin sons William and Jojo, and his three dogs Amos, Trixie, and Shadow. He has A BA in Art from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor in Architecture from Mississippi State University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Licensed Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Tamar Katz
Tamar Katz
Executive Director, Equipment Strategy & Planning
Providence St. Joseph Health
Tamar is responsible for equipment strategy including new technology, life cycle capital and equipment planning projects in 52 acute care hospitals and 840 clinics for Providence and its affiliates. She has a passion for equipment that spans over a 25 years in healthcare technologies and strives to modernize our industry?s concept of value in the capital realm. Tamar brings a Business, Healthcare and Biotechnology background in new and innovative technologies and diverse populations. A California native, Tamar has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA and MA in International Relations from Boston University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

Jeffrey Kent
Jeffrey Kent
President
Association of Medical Facility Professionals
Brought to Nemours in 2006 to build and manage the enterprise-wide Corporate Facility Division during a time of rapid growth and development. His broad responsibilities were to manage Real Estate, Design, Construction, Facility Management, and Physical Security. During this period, He served as responsible Project Executive for over $1.35B in new projects totaling over $1.8M sf. That included the new 635,000 sf Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando and the 5 story, 450,000 sf AIDHC Inpatient Pavilion, and increased care locations from about 15 to more than 100 throughout six states. Nemours revenues grew from $533M to $1.4B in that same period. He also was responsible for the $38.5Mm Restoration of the Albert I duPont Mansion and Gardens and the 110,000sf, $26M Nemours Corporate Home Office Campus. Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University in Architecture. He has over 35 years experience in Real Estate Development, design, construction, and facility management of complex healthcare, commercial, and retail facilities. He is the current President of the Association of Medical Facility Professionals and speaker at many Healthcare, Design, and Construction and Physical Security educational events. He has a long history of returning to TAMU to Lecture and bring real projects to the School of Architecture.

Richard Killeen
Richard Killeen
VP, Corporate Purchasing
Hackensack Meridian Health
Richard Killeen has been involved has been involved in Supply Chain Systems in the healthcare and governmental sectors for nearly 40 years. He is currently the Corporate Vice President - Purchasing (Corporate Administration) with Hackensack Meridian Health Network in Edison New Jersey. In this role, Richard guides a team of professionals that leverage their combined experience across the multiple disciplines of purchasing to drive automation, cost efficiency and environmental responsibility into the supply chain environment. Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, Richard was the Director of Purchasing for Hackensack University Medical Center, and served as the Regional Director of Materials Management for Franciscan Healthcare (Tri-State Hospitals System, Suffern NY). He also held the role of Director of Purchasing for Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck, NJ) and Bergen Regional Medical Center (Paramus, NJ). Government experience was gained as a Time and Motion Analyst for the County of Bergen (Hackensack, NJ). Richard is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP).

Kathleen Kinslow
Kathleen Kinslow CRNA, EdD, MB
Chief Executive Officer, Aria-Jefferson Health; EVP & Chief Integration Officer
Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University
Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aria-Jefferson Health and was also appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health in July 2016. Kathleen joined Aria in November 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before joining Aria, she served as CEO and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Kathleen's tenure at Pennsylvania Hospital began in 1992 as Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia, and she subsequently held progressive management and leadership positions, including Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, before ultimately serving as CEO and Executive Director. A Philadelphia native with more than 35 years of experience in health care, Kathleen began her career in nursing. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Ottawa University, Kansas City, a master's degree in education from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, a master's degree in nursing from Temple University, Philadelphia, a doctorate in education from Widener University, and a master's degree in business administration from St. Joseph's University. In 2016, Kathleen was appointed Chair, Board of Directors, for The Hospital and Health system Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In addition, she has been honored as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Pennsylvania (2009) and is active in a variety of healthcare and nursing societies and organizations.

Dave Kistel
Dave Kistel
Vice President, Facilities and Support Services
Lee Health
Dave Kistel is Vice President of Facilities & Support Services at Lee Health in Lee County, Florida. He is a graduate of Furman University. Dave is responsible for the integrated facilities and support service operations of a multi-hospital system including four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals with a total of 1,865 beds, 4.4 million square feet of physical plant, one nursing home, and over one hundred (100) outpatient / physician office sites. His division includes 65 employees and five departments: Facilities Management Administration, Plant Operations, Facilities Planning & Design, Construction, and Environmental Safety.

Daniel Kromis
Daniel Kromis
Managing Director
HSG, Inc.
As Managing Director, Daniel’s primary focus is managing the medical equipment consulting - procurement – logistics service for HSG. Through this leadership, Daniel continues to assist hospitals, healthcare systems, and developers not only to prepare for major capital investments, but also assists them with their capital implementations.  Daniel’s experience ranges from isolated surgical hybrid installations to large scale university teaching facilities including the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin; scheduled to complete in the spring of 2017.
Daniel is also responsible for implementing Audaxware, an equipment planning and logistics software tool, into the services HSG provides. Audaxware assists HSG personnel in the budgeting and logistics aspects of medical equipment consulting. The implementation of this technology is a major step towards solving the gaps in consulting, procurement and managing the logistics involved in medical equipment.

Larry Lacombe
Larry Lacombe CHFM
VP - Compliance, Support & Program Development
Medxcel
Larry Lacombe has nearly 40 years of experience in facility compliance, management, engineering and maintenance. Previously he held the role of National Director, Program Management for Medxcel. 

Prior to joining Medxcel, Larry owned Facility Compliance Solutions, where he consulted on issues of regulatory compliance, survey readiness and operations for healthcare organizations. 

Larry is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), and also a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Mike Langlois
Mike Langlois
Supply Chain Resource
Langlois & Associates, LLC
Michael T. Langlois currently serves as a Healthcare Supply Chain Resource for Langlois & Associates, LLC. Mike recently served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health from January 2015 – March 2016. Beaumont is a not-for-profit organization, located in Southeast Michigan, with net revenues of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds and 168 outpatient sites. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health, Langlois served Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital IDN, as its Vice President of Supply Chain from November 2008 through December 2014. Mike has also held the positions of Interim Vice President of Material Management at Resurrection Health Care in Chicago (2010), Senior Vice President for Daudlin, DeBeaupre and Company (2008-2009), and Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ascension Health (2001-2008). He began his career at St. John Health in Michigan, where he was employed for nearly 25 years. He is a member of the IDN Summit Advisory Board and recent member of the Vizient Supply Chain Executive Council. Langlois earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.

Roger Larkin
Roger Larkin
Director Supply Chain
Maury regional
Roger Larkin is the Director Supply Chain for Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Columbia, TN.  Roger joined MRMC in July 2011 and has over 25 years’ experience in Healthcare Supply Chain.  Roger has responsibility for Contracting, Purchasing, Operations, Logistics, MMIS, and Value Analysis for MRMC's three hospitals, three ASC’s, five clinics and twenty two physician’s offices.  During his career, Roger has planned, procured, implemented and relocated two acute care hospitals and has installed two multi-hospital ERP systems.  He graduated in 1988 from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.  He is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) and is a member of the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) and the Tennessee Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (TAHRMM).  Roger is Lean Certified from the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program Series at the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University, in conjunction with Healthcare Performance Partners.  He also teaches Basic and Advanced Lean Classes at MRMC. Roger excels in pursuing, negotiating, implementing, driving compliance and standardization to produce cost savings throughout the system.

Isaac Larson
Isaac Larson
Executive Director, Enterprise Facility Services
Froedtert Health & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinically Integrated Facilities Track: Building Facilities for the Future

Isaac Larson is the Executive Director of Enterprise Facility Services for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. As an Executive Director, he is responsible for all facility enhancement projects across the health network and is accountable for the administration and oversight of all maintenance and plant operation services. His past experience includes design and construction of many healthcare facilities across the country. He stays current within his industry by actively participating in the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Steve Lewey
Steve Lewey
Senior Vice President of Healthcare
GWS Healthcare
Steve has been in the Healthcare transition space for 15 years. Serving as the primary project executive in over 10,000,000 square feet of transition space, and providing leadership oversight of over 20,000,000 square feet of space, Steve's work has touched numerous hospitals and communities. He has also traveled globally to speak about challenges and best practices in healthcare move management and activation.
Driven by innovation, Steve's education in lean processes helps him assist in clients' transitions while focusing on patient-centric risk management. He is particularly skilled at integrating multiple disciplines into streamlined project plans.

Alan Lieber
Alan Lieber
President/ VP
Overlook Hospital/ Atlantic Health System
Mr. Lieber has been the president of Overlook Medical Center (OMC) since 2003. At OMC, he is the executive leader for an emerging Integrated Delivery System providing care to 600,000 people in Union, Essex and Somerset Counties in New Jersey. Overlook has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in the United States by Healthgrades, Beckers and Project Green Health. AHS has been included in the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work For, ten years running. AHS and Overlook are the sole Healthcare System partner of the Optimus ACO which is one of a handful of ACOs that have earned Medicare shared savings every year since its inception in 2012. Mr. Lieber serves on several Boards the Atlantic, Optimus (Vice Chair) and Health Quality Partners ACO boards, Summit Atlantic Surgical Center (largest Ambulatory Surgery Center JV in NJ), AHA Regional Planning Board, Cornell Sloan Program Alumni Association and BD Advisory Board.

Jeff Little
Jeff Little
Vice President, Strategic Supplier Engagement
Premier, Inc.
Jeff Little is the Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement for Facilities, Construction and Capital Services at Premier, Inc. and leads a team of SMEs dedicated to driving value to Premier’s members in this space. Over his nearly 30 years in healthcare, he has held various leadership roles, in support operations, supply chain operations and clinical as a perfusionist. He is the leading national expert in purchased services with expertise in healthcare performance improvement, operational consulting as well as capital equipment, general support services operations, and supply chain operations. Jeff is a seasoned executive professional with proven success in service recovery operations as well as support operational assessment and development of improvement plans for healthcare organizations. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration as well as an MBA with a healthcare emphasis. He is a member of AHRMM and ACHE.

Lesa Lorusso
Lesa Lorusso
Healthcare Director of Research & Innovation
Gresham Smith
Lesa Lorusso is a firm-wide resource at Gresham Smith, strengthening healthcare planning and design through research and innovation. She collaborates with the healthcare team to facilitate human-centered design and development and implementation of research strategy and scalable tools for knowledge sharing among healthcare planners and designers. She implements design thinking strategies throughout the healthcare practice and advises the Gresham Smith team on evaluative methodologies regarding healthcare facilities. Key roles involve identifying opportunities for evidence-based design research, leading strategic implementation of research projects, and developing external collaborative partnerships.

Ed Lovern
Ed Lovern
COO
Piedmont Healthcare
With more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, Ed Lovern is a seasoned executive who has succeeded in a variety of leadership roles. In July 2013, Lovern was named chief operating officer for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the 488-bed tertiary care hospital that is the flagship of Piedmont Healthcare, a $2.8 billion health system. From 2008 to 2013, he served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Piedmont Healthcare which has six hospitals and two large integrated physician groups across north Georgia. Lovern also served as president and CEO for Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, GA, for four years. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the chair of the editorial board for Healthcare Executive magazine. Lovern currently serves on the Boards of Odyssey Family Counseling Center and Jewish Home Life.

Dr. William Lowe
Dr. William Lowe
Medical Director, Employee Health and Work Force Safety
Northwell Health
Dr. William Lowe is a 1993 graduate of New York Medical College. Following a clinical internship at Westchester County Medical Center, Doctor Lowe began a tour of duty in the United States Army. He served as the Division-Support-Command Surgeon and Medical Director of the Connor Troop Clinic at the Army's distinguished 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. In the fall of 1994 through the winter of 1995, Doctor Lowe deployed to Haiti as a Brigade Surgeon in support of Operation-Up-Hold-Democracy. He received an Honorable Discharge with several notable citations including: the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Following military service, Dr. Lowe completed an Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY Buffalo, where he served as Chief Resident from 1999-2000. In 2005, Dr. Lowe completed a second residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He remains board certified and active in both specialties. Dr. Lowe served as an attending Emergency Physician at Montefiore Medical Center from 2000-2008. From 2005-2011, he specialized in Energy-Sector Occupational Medicine at both the Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is the Medical Director for Employee Health Services at Northwell Health and he is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and an Assistant Professor at The Hofstra School of Medicine. Dr. Lowe's areas of interest are occupational drug testing, fitness for duty determination and infectious disease prevention and treatment in health care and research settings.

Lance Mandiola
Lance Mandiola
VP, Facilities Management & Construction
CHRISTUS Health
Lance Mendiola, CHFM, CHSP, CBO, MS has served in many leadership roles in CHRISTUS Health since 2006 and recently as the System Vice President of Facilities Management and Construction since 2012. Throughout his healthcare, military and higher education career, he has held many leadership positions including Director of Facilities overseeing Clinical Engineering, Security, Safety, Housekeeping, Dietary, and Construction Inspector/Project Manager at Texas State University's Planning Design and Construction department. Lance earned a bachelor's degree Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology with a concentration in construction management and a Master of Science in Public Safety with a concentration in Emergency Management from Capella University. Lance is active member of the American Society of Health Care Engineering (ASHE) and the Texas Association of Healthcare Facility Managers and is a veteran of the United States Army with a 26-year career.

Sara Marberry
Sara Marberry EDAC
Writer, Speaker, Marketing Consultant
Sara Marberry, LLC
Sara Marberry, EDAC, is a knowledge expert and opinion leader in healthcare design. A frequent speaker, blogger, and tweeter on current trends, she is the author/editor of five books and a regular contributor to healthcare design industry publications. Sara is also a strategic marketing and business development consultant, working with companies and organizations in the healthcare and design industry. A founding board member of the nonprofit Center for Health Design (CHD) in 1993, Sara was instrumental in its growth and development, serving in various volunteer, consulting, and staff roles. Sara served as CHD's Acting President in 1999 and as its consulting Director of Communications for more than 14 years. She has spoken at many national conferences and meetings, including the Children's Hospital Association International Facilities & Capacity Conference, NeoCon World Trade Fair, American College of Healthcare Executives Congress, Healthcare Design, Planetree Conference, and the Joint Commission Conference on Quality & Safety.

Timothy Martin
Timothy Martin CMRP
Manager, Contracting/ Laboratory & Supplier Diversity
CHRISTUS Health
Timothy Martin currently serves as Manager, Contracting | Supplier Diversity for the CHRISTUS Health system. In this role, he provides system management and oversight of the Supplier Diversity Program solutions; co-laboring with all levels of leadership both on internal and external efforts from a strategic planning, supplier development and advocacy perspective. He also provides strategic sourcing support for Laboratory and Radiology Operations, Capital Program Management, and Equipment Services. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Health, he served in a variety of leadership roles ultimately as Director of Materials Management for North Houston Medical Center, an HCA 329-bed multi-campus hospital. Having spent nearly 25 years serving healthcare provider organizations focused in Supply Chain, he is well diversified in all aspects of Supply Chain Management with a proven track record of being a strong leader, accountable, dependable and results driven. He holds the AHRMM national designation of Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) and is an active board member of the North Texas chapter of AHRMM (NTAHRMM) and the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) industry groups. Tim is married, a proud father and a current full-time college student.

David Martin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C
David Martin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C
Director, Architecture
FreemanWhite
David has been with FreemanWhite, a Haskell Company, for over 18 years and currently serves as the Director of Architecture. To David, successful projects require not only thoughtful planning and preparation coupled with careful execution, but also a keen understanding of the project's operational needs, financial constraints, and schedules. David excels at complex endeavors, keeping multi-disciplinary teams in sync to perform at their peak. His talents include exceptional focus, organizational skills, and the ability to manage small details without losing sight of big-picture objectives.

Kyle Maynard
Kyle Maynard
Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, And Award-Winning Extreme Athlete
Washington Speakers Bureau
Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, entrepreneur, award-winning extreme athlete, and the first man to crawl to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Despite being born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on, and with the support of his family, to live life independently and without prosthetics.

In 2012, Kyle became the first quadruple amputee to climb – actually bearcrawl – the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. His 10-day ascent was widely covered by the press, followed on social media, and raised money and awareness for wounded veterans as well as Tanzanian schoolchildren. Upon his return, Kyle won his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Kyle has not let his success be defined by anything or anyone but himself. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further – and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example.

Kyle proudly serves as a board member of K2 Adventure Foundation, and as an ambassador of No Barriers USA, Wounded Warrior Project, the USO, the Travis Manion Foundation, the U.S. Special Forces’ The Honor Foundation (THF), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). At age 19, Kyle authored his account of his life experiences in The New York Times bestselling book, No Excuses (2005), which is still in print and in demand today.

Timothy Mazzei-Williams
Timothy Mazzei-Williams
Senior Director Non-Clinical Services Capital and Construction Solutions
Vizient
Mr. Tim Mazzei-Williams brings more than 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Vizient, Tim was a Principal for Booz / Allen / Hamilton a strategy and technology consulting firm.  He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of technical security construction projects to include estimating and negotiating costs, managing budgets, assessing risk, negotiating contracts and reporting on performance.  He has 14 years of experience as a Security Engineering Officer (SEO) for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Division and other National Security branches.  He was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all facets of multi-million dollar technical security/countermeasure construction related programs throughout our American Embassies and Consulates around the world.  Tim served 11 years in the U.S. Navy on forward deployed Aircraft Carrier and Arleigh Burke class destroyer.  Tim’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina, followed by a Master’s in Project Management from Keller University.  He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Amy McCracken
Special Counsel
Amy E. McCracken is a skilled trial attorney with a particular emphasis in health care, fraud and banking litigation. She represents post-acute and long term care facilities, rehabilitation therapy companies and pharmacies. Ms. McCracken has significant experience in medical device litigation, mass torts, Medicare fraud and other health care litigation matters. Ms. McCracken practiced as a registered nurse in critical care, neonatal care and high-risk nursing for several years before and during law school.

Michael McCullough
Michael McCullough
SVP, Supply Chain
WellStar
Michael McCullough is considered one of the foremost Supply Chain industry experts as it pertains to the Consolidated Services Center (CSC) model, in America. Michael has run Supply Chain and GPO operations for LeeSar in Fort Myers Florida; considered to be the best CSC operation in America, he launched and ran Trinity Health's 450,000 sq. ft. operation in Indiana; considered to be the largest single-site operation in America, and is currently standing up the Wellstar Operation in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael ran the Med/Surg Division of one of America's largest national GPO's and worked for 8 years in the medical device industry with Johnson and Johnson. Prior to these assignments, Michael spent many years implementing Supply Chain Information Systems such as MRP, ERP, Advance Planning and Warehouse Management systems. Michael holds a master's degree from Regis University in Colorado, and an undergraduate degree from Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, Michigan.

Jerry McKinney
Jerry A. McKinney
Consultant
JM Consulting
Jerry McKinney's hospital career began with Hospital Corporation of America in 1979. He had over 14 yrs in Material Management with HCA hospitals in New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas and also began specifying equipment and managing the annual capital equipment budgets for each of these hospitals. In 1992 he accepted the role of Project Manager at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. While there, several critical care additions including ED, NICU, ICU, Surgery, and PACU were completed. In 1997 he accepted a Corporate Material Management/Capital Equipment position with Community Health Systems. During 18+ years with CHS he had responsibility for both routine capital and for all corporately managed capital projects. Corporately managed projects included renovations, expansions, and full hospital replacements. He developed and implemented CHS procedures and processes including the creation of a refurbished equipment acquisition program all of which are used by CHS today. In August of 2015 Community Health Systems announced plans to spinoff 38 hospitals and Quorum Health Resources into a new company. Quorum Health Corporation was born on April 29, 2016 and Jerry was selected to be the Senior Vice President of Material Management and Chief Purchasing Officer. His role encompasses responsibility for the full scope of supply chain activities, and all capital purchases.

John Meirhofer
John Meirhofer
Principal Medical Equipment Planner
Kaiser Permanente
John Meirhofer is a Principle Medical Equipment Planner with over 13 years of experience medical equipment for medical facilities across the United States. He has been working in the medical field since 1980 with the bulk of that in the peri-operative services during a 24-year career in the US Air Force. Since retiring in 2004, he has worked primarily for Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Meirhofer has been the lead equipment planner on 2 Medical Centers, 12 MOBs and over 200 Main Line and PM&R projects. During a one-year hiatus, he planned equipment for the California Prison Medical System, planning 32 inmate health care facility renovations. In his current role he serves as a resource for all things medical equipment in the Clinical Technology Core Group. In his spare time he competes in marathons, ultra-marathons and international triathlons.

Lance Mendiola
Lance Mendiola CHSP, CHFM, CBO, MS
System Vice President, Facilities Management and Construction
CHRISTUS Health
Lance Mendiola is the Vice President of Facilities Management and Construction at CHRISTUS Health. Lance started his career in healthcare and construction in 1991. He is responsible for CHRISTUS Health's Facilities Management, Construction, Real Estate and Emergency Management. Lance graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology with a concentration in construction management and a Master of Science in Public Safety with a concentration in Emergency Management from Capella University. He is a veteran of the United States Army with a 26-year career and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer III with multiple combat tours. In this career, he was a Power Generation, HVAC and Engineer Warrant Officer. Lance currently manages a portfolio of facilities in seven states and internationally (Chile, Mexico and Colombia). With over 20 million square feet of facilities, over $650 million in active construction and nearly a billion in construction planning, he relies on a solid team of facilities and project management professionals. Lance is married, a proud dad, a new grandpa and resides in Trophy Club, Texas.

Melissa Mercado
Melissa Mercado
Medical Equipment Planner
Geisinger Health System
Melissa Mercado is a Medical Equipment Planner for Geisinger Health System located in Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. She is part of an integrated equipment planning team responsible for the planning and procurement of medical and non-medical equipment for new expansions and renovations. Acquiring knowledge alongside a diverse set of clinical, technical and administrative leadership teams has helped Melissa and her team position a program that continuously evolves sourcing strategies to align with the business strategies of the health system. This innovative approach has built an equipment planning program that was recognized by two industry leaders. In 2016 Gartner choose Geisinger as a finalist for its annual Healthcare Supply Chain Innovator Award and in 2017 Geisinger received the annual Premier Supply Chain Innovation Award. These awards recognize supply chain innovation initiatives that increase efficiency, improve patient care, and reduce costs in healthcare. Melissa Mercado started her career with Geisinger's clinical engineering company, ISS Solutions, as an MRO Sourcing Specialist. She left to work as a Senior Buyer Analyst for a polymer manufacturer for a year before returning to Geisinger in her current role. Melissa received her B.S. in Business Administration and is pursuing her MBA from Misericordia University.

Charlie Messamore
Charlie Messamore
Consulting Senior Director
Vizient Inc.
Charlie serves as a Consulting Director on Vizient Capital and Construction Solutions team based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has played an integral role in the development of the facilities and construction contract portfolio. His 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry started with his time at Broadlane, where he was assigned to the non-medical contract portfolio as a Senior Negotiator. In 2012 he was promoted to Lead Negotiator where he was appointed to manage the construction portfolio at MedAssets, which was later acquired by Vizient. In 2016, he served as a Non-Medical Service Line Director, playing a vital role in leading the development of the FF&E category for a key client. Prior to his experience in healthcare, Charlie spent over 14 years in the MRO industry.

Gary Milewski
Gary Milewski MS, CHFM, CHSP
Corporate Facility Compliance Manager
Novant Health
Gary A. Milewski has 30+ years of professional experience in facilities management, safety management, disaster preparedness, and loss prevention. For the past 33 years, he has provided safety, life safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, facilities, and biomedical consultations to a wide variety of industry, with a focus for the past 30 years on acute care hospitals. His areas of expertise include safety and hazardous materials management, life safety compliance, disaster planning, employee education, and engineering controls for hazards inherent to the healthcare industry.
Currently, he is Novant’s Corporate Engineering Compliance Manager. His career has covered operational responsibilities with Forsyth Medical Center, Memorial Health University Medical Center, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was also an Intermittent Life Safety Code Specialist Surveyor for the Joint Commission.
Gary is a member of the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association, Inc. since 2006 (CHE, SrHE). He is a member in good standing with the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), with a SASHE designation. He also was a member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and a member of North Carolina Hospital Association’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee.
Gary is certified as a Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and a Certified Healthcare Engineer (CHE). Aside from his certifications, he has also participated in many different programs in the fields of Hazardous Materials, OSHA, FEMA Incident Command, NFPA, and Georgia’s Office of Homeland Security Senior Leadership Program.
Gary, has been an Adjunct Instructor, working with Wake Technical Community College in developing and implementing a Healthcare Facility Management Program. He is working with Cape Fear Community College, pertaining to the implementation of a healthcare facility management associates program.
Gary has published articles with The Safety Advisor, pertaining to Hospital Hurricane Preparedness. He has conducted numerous presentations pertaining to facility safety, regulatory compliance, hazmat awareness, etc.
He holds a MS and BS in Occupational Safety and Health, from Columbia Southern University, an Associates in Marketing, from Triton College, and numerous studies in facilities construction, loss prevention, safety, hazardous materials, incident command, regulatory compliance, health surveillance, and weapons of mass destruction.

Sheri Mitchell
Sheri Mitchell
Associate
HKS, Inc.
Sheri’s career of working as a consultant within the healthcare environment in a non-clinical career has been rewarding and has given her experience with several areas of facilities and project management. Sheri has gained knowledge and experience with the management of various support services projects that involve managing financials, employee oversight, software installations and implementation, and working with regulatory agencies, contractors, internal directors and administration to complete projects.  Sheri has experience working with healthcare facilities and disaster preparedness.

Scott Mortensen
Scott Mortensen
Operations Officer
McKay-Dee Hosptial and System Med/Surg, Intermountain Healthcare
Scott Mortensen currently serves as Operations Officer for McKay-Dee Hospital and Med/Surg Operations for the Intermountain system. In this role, he leads Med/Surg, Oncology, Cardiovascular, Rehab and Sports Medicine, Imaging, Laboratory, Environment of Care, Food and Nutrition, and other key services at McKay-Dee Hospital. Scott is a third-generation healthcare leader with an extensive background in healthcare and business. He has worked in insurance for United Health Group and in consulting at Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Intermountain Medical Group, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare. Scott lectured for Utah Valley University, BYU, BYU-I and has advised companies such as the high-growth healthcare startup company, Orca Health. Scott has a dual-degree University of Minnesota alumnus with an MHA from the School of Public Health and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management.

Dennis Mullins
Dennis Mullins MBA
SVP Supply Chain
Indiana University Health
Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP, joined Indiana University Health as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in May of 2015. In May of 2017, Indiana University Health opened a new Integrated Service Center designed to support all supply chain needs for it’s 15 hospital system. Prior to IU Health, Dennis was at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, Texas, where he led a large supply chain team as their Corporate Director of Supply Chain Integration. He also previously served in Supply Chain roles at Shands at The University of Florida and HCA Healthcare, among other organizations. Additionally, he honorably served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a medical materials specialist.

Dennis is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 30 years of supply chain experience as an effective leader along with a proven ability to meet and exceed strategic supply chain goals. He holds an MBA from Amberton University and he is a candidate for a doctorate in business administration from Grand Can-yon University. Dennis and his wife, Audrey, have a son and three daughters.

Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM
Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM
Director of Planning, Design and Construction
Advocate Aurora Health
Victoria is a Regional Leader for Greater Milwaukee and for South Chicagoland in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health. Advocate Aurora is an integrated health care provider serving communities in both Illinois and Wisconsin. With a comprehensive array of health care resources and access points, Advocate Aurora has a broad portfolio of offerings from primary and specialty care, to hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories and home care. Advocate Aurora has more than 500 locations, including 27 hospitals and is among Illinois and Wisconsin's largest private employers with more than 75,000 employees and providers. In her role, Victoria provides strategic direction and oversight to both system-wide and regional capital construction projects. Victoria spent the majority of her professional career in the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities. During these 20 years, Victoria has served as senior associate and healthcare planner for national architectural firms providing the highest level planning expertise to healthcare clients. As a design and construction leader for two large healthcare systems, Victoria has delivered $1 billion in forward focused capital projects, including the first LEED Healthcare Gold Certified hospital in the Midwest that standardized facility operations and room design using modular and prefabricated construction as well as complex multi-phased acute care projects which are contracted using an integrated form of agreement and shared risk and reward. She has earned the trust of hospital leadership with her knowledge of clinical operations, industry best practices, evolving technology, integrated project delivery methods, and lean construction principles. She has a master's of business administration in healthcare management from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor of architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Kurt Neubek
Kurt Neubek FAIA, CFM, LEED AP, EDAC, CSSBB
Principal / Firmwide Healthcare Practice Leader
Page
Kurt Neubek is a Principal, architect, and firm-wide Healthcare Practice Leader with Page, a 650-person architecture/ engineering/interiors/planning/consulting firm with nine offices across the US and abroad. He has 30 years’ experience and has planned tens of millions of square feet of space across the globe. Kurt is an award- winning speaker, having presented at more than 80 conferences. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, LEED Accredited, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

David Newton
David Newton
Director
Attainia, Inc.
David Newton is the Director of Operations at Attainia, Inc. With over 10 years of experience in big data management, channel management, digital marketing and strategic planning, David Newton is focused on supplier relations, data verticals and standardization of data related best practices through the healthcare industry at Attainia. He develops products and builds highly functional supporting teams in operational organizations that embrace an agile workflow backed by thought leading culture. David has a love of creation, a passion for growth and a hunger for knowledge.

Jon Nobles
Jon Nobles
Business Development Manager
HuntonBrady Architects
Jon serves as the Business Development Manager at HuntonBrady Architects. He works directly with the Principals, Project Managers and Marketing Team to help secure new business with existing clients, while always looking to create and develop new relationships. In addition to developing new business, Jon works with firm leadership on strategic imperatives and the overall direction of the firm’s goals and identity. Although not an architect, Jon enjoys the design profession and the AEC industry as a whole. He enjoys getting to know clients, consultants and vendors and is energized by being around people. The first twelve years of Jon’s career included several roles within AdventHealth culminating as the Assistant Director of Business Development at AdventHealth Winter Garden.  Jon received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Policy Studies with a double minor in Health and Gerontology from Ithaca College. He received a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.  Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of the AMFP Central Florida Chapter and Co-Chairs the NAIOP Central Florida Partnership Committee.  He and his wife, Kelly, live in Orlando and have two boys, Hudson (4) and Ellis (1).

Norma Norris
Norma Norris
Project Manager
Chesapeake Healthcare Planning LLC
Norma oversees the Business Development and day-to-day operations of Chesapeake Healthcare Planning and is co-owner of the business with her husband, Mitchell Norris. CHP provides all aspects of Medical Equipment Managing, including Equipment Planning, Transitioning, Procurement, Warehousing, Logistics and Project Management. Norma has over 25 years in Medical Sales and Business Management, as well as a clinical background as a Medical Technologist and Wound Care Specialist. She is also President-Elect and Founding Board Member of Women in Healthcare in the Baltimore/Washington region.

Cynthia Nuesslein, R.N., MBA, FACHE
Cynthia Nuesslein, R.N., MBA, FACHE
Principal
Mazzetti
With over 35 years of healthcare experience, Cindy Nuesslein has served in a wide variety of roles from humble beginnings as a nursing assistant to the CEO of a complex academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma Center serving two schools of medicine. While in these various roles she has acquired significant experience and expertise in performance improvement including accreditations and certifications, facilities management, master planning through programming and design to construction management, emergency management, market research and healthcare program development, and clinical and non-clinical departmental operations. Her experience coupled with her significant background uniquely positions her to provide a comprehensive array of assessments and create innovative solutions for complex issues. Her in-depth knowledge of environments and the required integration to support clinical operations brings perspective not commonly found. Having personally worked in tough environments only adds to her tremendous insights.

Gary Orton
Gary Orton
Vice President - Director of Healthcare
Gilbane Building Company
Gary Orton is the Vice President and Director of Healthcare for Gilbane Building Company’s Mid-Atlantic division. He currently manages all of the healthcare construction projects in the D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia areas in addition to consulting on pursuits in the Carolinas. Gary has 28 years of experience managing all forms of healthcare construction from acute care facilities to operation room renovations to large-scale healthcare projects. His experience totals more than one billion dollars in healthcare construction, with more than $700 million in renovations of occupied acute care facilities. Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is certified through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in healthcare construction and infection control. In addition, he is an active member of four major healthcare system foundations, a co-chair for the Frederick, MD chapter of the ACE mentor program, and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Diane Osan
Diane Osan
President and Chief Executive Officer
FKP Architects
For more than 30 years, Diane has worked with the nation’s top healthcare institutions to translate their visions into reality. As Chief Executive Officer of the Houston-based FKP, she is one of few women in the country to lead a large architecture firm – one which has, under her direction, become an international design leader. Because of her deep expertise, Diane is a frequent expert lecturer at healthcare business and design forums. She designs empathic, award-winning work for children’s hospitals, women’s health facilities and cancer care centers, which are often benchmarked among the world’s best patient care environments.  A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, Diane is a pillar of FKP’s pediatric design studio. Among her achievements, Diane’s work with Texas Children’s Hospital contributed to their honor as the first healthcare facility recognized with the “Good Design is Good Business” award by Business Week Magazine.

Michelle Ostrander
Michelle Ostrander PhD
Product Manager, Medical Technology Directory
TractManager (Hayes, Inc.)
Dr. Ostrander has over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field, including evidence-based healthcare policy and implementation; evidence evaluation, analysis, and synthesis; and preclinical and secondary research. As Product Manager, she has oversight of writing and editorial review to ensure the scientific quality and integrity of Directory health technology assessment (HTA) reviews. She has authored or edited over 200 HTA or comparative effectiveness research (CER) reviews across a wide spectrum of topics. She earned a BS in Psychology at the Ohio State University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. She received research service award grants from the National Institutes of Health that supported her graduate and postgraduate work. Her publications include nearly twenty papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she is an experienced presenter of webinars on a variety of healthcare topics.

Brad Pace, RN, BSN
Brad Pace, RN, BSN RN, BSN
Senior Equipment Planner
Mill Creek, LLC
With 23 years of healthcare industry experience, including 10 years of medical equipment, transition planning and project management experience, Brad Pace possesses valuable knowledge of clinical operations and how to incorporate healthcare requirements into planning and design documents. Brad not only provides expertise in medical equipment planning for all types of spaces and departments, but also in overall space planning and transition planning needs. He is a registered nurse whose career transitioned from the bedside to a mixture of medical equipment and transition/activation projects. Brad's experience enables him to focus on the end goal during the planning and implementation stages, and his attention to detail is instrumental in aligning specification and installation system requirements within each project. Areas of expertise include laboratory equipment and layout, central sterile supply, medical surgical units, intensive care units (ICU), ambulatory clinics, emergency departments, physical therapy sites, radiology equipment, pharmacy layouts, operating rooms, and dental clinics for both the private section and government projects.

Jill Pearsall
Jill S.M. Pearsall RA, NCARB
Senior Vice President
Texas Children's Hospital
Facilities & Construction Track: Facilities Master Plan Review

Jill Pearsall is the Vice President of Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services at Texas Children's Hospital. She has leadership responsibility for real estate strategy, transaction and acquisition, facilities planning, project management and on-going support programs of artwork/signage, interiors/logistics, space management, and facilities information. Jill is a licensed architect in Texas and California and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Jill joined Texas Children's Hospital in 2002 and has remained intimately involved in planning, developing, and executing over 5 million square feet of new construction and managing over $2.4B of work. She serves on several organizational committees, including Environmental Safety, Emergency Management, Facilities Executive, Executive Space Management and Capital Management. Jill is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. Prior to switching to facilities management and joining the healthcare industry, she practiced commercial and institutional architecture in both California and Texas.

Rob Perez
Rob Perez
Entrepreneur and Investor in People
DV8 Kitchen
Rob Perez, has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry and is the co-owner of two restaurant brands, Saul Good Restaurant & Pub and DV8 Kitchen, in Lexington, KY. As an Entrepreneur and Investor in People, he has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Before founding the two restaurant brands in Lexington, Rob served as Director of New Openings and General Manager at Hard Rock Café, Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney Company, and Regional Vice President at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill.

In 2017, Rob and his wife, Diane, founded DV8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. DV8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service, and atmosphere for every guest. By providing “a better-than-expected” dining experience, the hope is to build a new standard for the second chance employee to live by and to change the way the guests perceive people in addiction recovery.

Steve Perry
Steve Perry
Associate Administrator Supply Chain Management
Charleston Area Medical Center
Steve Perry is the Associate Administrator Supply Chain Management at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston WV, where his responsibilities include Purchasing, Value Analysis, Linen Services, Logistics, Printing, Mail Room, Courier and Materials Data Management. He has over 30 years experience in Supply Chain Management.  The CAMC Health System with 850 beds is comprised of four hospitals and over 30 clinics and physician office practices located through out the Charleston area.  In his role as Corporate Director of Supply Chain Management, Steve reports directly to the Health System’s Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Perry served as Purchasing Manager for CAMC for eleven years prior to accepting his current position in January of 2009. Current projects include implementing a complete procure to pay (P2P) software solution for the system and continuous activities to reduce cost without impacting quality.  Mr. Perry has maintained the AHRMM CMRP certification for the past 15 years. He is the past President of the West Virginia Healthcare Resource Material Management Chapter of AHRMM.

Denise Persico
Denise Persico
Director of Interior Design
Hackensack Meridian Health
Denise Persico has been involved with healthcare Interior design since 1990. She is currently director of Interior Design for the Hackensack Meridian Healthcare Network. In this role Denise is responsible for overseeing the preliminary design, planning, selections and implementation for all network design projects Capital and Non Capital. Denise has been a healthcare designer with JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey since 1990. HMH JFK is now part of the central region of the Hackensack Meridian Network, encompassing Hospitals, Medical office buildings, Rehabilitation Centers, as well as Behavioral Health, Urgent Care, Long term Care and Assisted Living. Denise has expanded her role and her team to oversee and ensure the Brand Standards for all projects. Denise is a licensed and Certified Interior Designer in the state of New Jersey and is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Design.

Brent Petty
Brent Petty
Chief Relationships Officer
Bluegrass Business Media
Brent Petty is the Chief Relationships Officer at Healthcare Business Media. Petty previously served as an executive industry consultant for Lexmark International following a 12-year career as the System Vice President of Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System. Petty is a respected leader in the healthcare industry with distinct honors as 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management (AHRMM). Petty holds a professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP). Known for his industry knowledge and first-hand experience on both the supplier and provider side of healthcare, Petty is passionate about bridging the gap between these two groups.

Daina Pitzenberger
Daina Pitzenberger R.N.
Senior Vice President
Transwestern
Daina has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse and the past 10 years as a nurse planner and business developer for the architecture, construction, and project management industry. Daina is an accomplished business development strategist with extensive experience in strategic account management. In her role as Senior Vice President of Project Management and Construction Services, Daina focuses on building Transwestern's Project Management Solutions nationally. Daina works closely with the Healthcare Advisory services group nationally to enhance the growth of project management services across the nation. With extensive Healthcare experience, she brings healthcare operational, compliance and capital project experiences for every type of a healthcare project. She began her career working in nursing homes, and hospitals as a Hospital Supervisor and CNO for Maternal Child Health and Pediatric Services. She moved into development of a national home health care and infusion company developing offices across the nation. From this experience, she worked closely with hospital development strategists and physicians to operate and grow a national healthcare durable medical equipment franchise with a focus on cancer and chronic disease. Daina is a Licensed Registered Nurse. She has been a member of the COAA organization for several years and serves on the Texas management committee. Daina's education includes Iowa State University in Interior Design and Pre-Nursing, and Marshalltown School of Nursing with certifications in nursing specialties and healthcare compliance.

Sean Poellnitz
Sean Poellnitz
Mosaic Life Care
Sean Poellnitz is Vice President Supply Chain at Mosaic Life Care. In his current role Sean leads all supply chain functions including materials management, logistics, fleet, sourcing, GPO Management, GPO Affiliate Program, Print Shop Services and all procurement activities across the system. Prior to his leadership role at Mosaic Life Care, Sean held various leadership positions for United Healthcare, CHRISTUS Health, CHI Health, Raytheon, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, and Union Pacific Railroad. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, he was a member of the American Public Transportation Association Procurement and Materials Management Committee and certified in Public Transit Procurement by the National Transit Institute. As a part of his community involvement, Sean served as past President, Board of Directors for FARMS, a non-profit organization serving rural farmers in the Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Sean is on the healthcare conference speaking circuit including contributing to articles in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting and other national publications.

Dan Pompa
Dan Pompa
Director - Technology Sourcing
Trinity Health
Dan Pompa is a Senior Sourcing Manager for Trinity Health based in Livonia, MI. He is responsible for the sourcing of all imaging equipment, robotic surgery and oncology systems, for the 90 plus hospitals that are a part of Trinity Health. During his career he has been responsible for sourcing IT systems, Purchased Services, Facilities and Energy procurement for the system. He manages cross functional teams on an annual spend of approximately $300M per year. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dan worked in other supply chain industries for Ford Motor Company and General Electric. He joined Trinity Health in 2005.

Paul Power
Paul Power
Director, Safety Operations
Northwell Health
Paul Powers is Director of Operations for the Workforce Safety Department at Northwell Health System. Paul and the team and Workforce Safety have each year been able to lower the experience mod resulting over a 15 % reduction in three years. Paul's primary focus is worker safety leading programs in fall reduction and Safe Patient Handling. Paul is a Paramedic by trade with an extensive background in injury prevention and absence management. Paul has also served as an Asst. Director for Northwell Health CEMS, one of the largest hospital based EMS services in the country, and directed their safety programs. In addition, Paul was appointed Safety Officer for one of Northwell hospitals.

Michael Pukszta
Michael Pukszta
Principal, Health Practice Leader
CannonDesign
As the leader of CannonDesign's health practice, Mike Pukszta has worked alongside many of the nation's top healthcare institutions providing trusted direction on how to flexibly plan and adapt for tomorrow's healthcare reality. With expertise across a broad range of topics, including academic medical centers and cancer care, Mike offers critical insight into the innumerable social, economic and human variables that impact healthcare environments. In addition to partnering with clients, Mike serves on CannonDesign's Board of Directors and leads the firm's highly-regarded futures, research and education programs, which have been essential to advancing a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges our clients face. Sought after for his forward-thinking perspective on healthcare, Mike has contributed to articles in Fast Company, Becker's Hospital Review, Quartz, STAT and Healthcare Design, among others.

George Reed
George Reed
Director of Clinical Engineering
WakeMed Health and Hospitals
George Reed is the Director of Clinical Engineering at WakeMed Health and Hospitals where he oversees medical devices lifecycle management, biomedical device integration (BMDI), and medical device security. George has been in this role for 16 months. He has 34 years of experience in the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) field with various roles and experiences, including leading large programs at Thomas Jefferson Health and Hospitals, University of Maryland Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well Healthcare Technology Management Sales. George began his career in the US Army where he was a biomedical trained technician and received an Associates in Biomedical Instrumentation, a Bachelors in Organizational Management, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration.  George has given multiple lectures for AAMI, MD Expo, NCBA and Leadership Summits on multiple subjects, including alarm management and metrics for HTM  departments. He is also Co-Chair on Medical Device Security for the North Carolina Health Information and Communication Alliance (NCHICA).

Alan Richman
Alan Richman
Founder, President and CEO
InnoVative Capital
Alan Richman is the Founder, President and CEO of InnoVative Capital, a USDA banker, SEC Municipal Advisor and HUD-licensed FHA mortgage lender. He has experience in the fields of hospital finance, public finance and commercial banking, and has worked with hospitals in 40 states. He has been a senior investment banker, bank executive, mutual fund director and Head of Municipal Bond Research.  During InnoVative Capital’s sixteen-year operating history, Mr. Richman’s clients have funded their project and cash flow needs through bonds; USDA, FHA 242 mortgage insured loans; bank debt and equity contributions. Their financings have constructed new community hospitals, propelled commercial development and enhanced local tax collections. Mr. Richman’s hospital consulting work has included hospital affiliations, clinical collaborations, tax initiatives, sales, leases and hospital closures.  Mr. Richman is a licensed Municipal Advisor and maintains memberships in the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, the NRHA, HFMA, ACHE, and the American Hospital Association. He holds an M.B.A. with a public finance specialty and a B.S. in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mark Ripple
Mark Ripple FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal | Director of Operations
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
In more than 35 years of professional practice, Mark Ripple, FAIA has developed specialized experience in the hands-on management of large institutional projects in the public and private sector, in addition to his more expansive role as an architectural practice leader. As the Operations Director at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Mark is responsible for project teaming and delivery structure, work load management and staffing, leadership development and financial forecasting. Increasingly recognized as a national thought leader in practice management, Mark continues to share his ideas and his time with fellow practitioners.

Whit Robinson
Whit Robinson AIA
Chief Administrative Officer, Facilities Capital Management and Hospital Services
University of CA San Diego Health
Whit Robinson holds degrees in Interior Design, Architecture and Urban Planning from various Florida universities. He spent 21 years in the Navy, with facilities related tours of duty across the world, including foreign and domestic assignments. After retirement in 2013, he worked as a regional executive for Jacobs in Houston, Texas; Executive Director for Facilities Planning, Design and Construction at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; and is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Facilities, Capital Management and Hospital Services for UC San Diego Health. Whit Robinson holds professional licenses in Architecture and Interior Design, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is married to Kathie Guerra of Pompano Beach, Florida and is the proud father of twins Naomi and Caldwell.

Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers
CEO
People Pinnacle, LLC
Susan Rogers, CEO and founder of People Pinnacle, has over twenty years of experience as a management consultant, organizational change expert and HR professional. She specializes in facilitating strategy and organizational design, developing leaders and teams, and managing the “people” side of organizational change initiatives. As an executive coach, Susan helps her coaching clients leverage their strengths and address their challenges in an action-oriented way that aligns with the organization’s direction and priorities. She believes that by helping an individual leader grow stronger, the organization itself grows stronger.

Susan spent the early part of her career as a classically trained management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting where she helped her clients improve processes, skills and organizational effectiveness. For nearly a decade, Susan worked internally for Lexmark International, where she designed and implemented global HR programs focused on identifying and developing leaders, fostering diversity and inclusion, and enhancing employee and organizational performance. Susan’s consulting work spans the business, government and non-profit sectors with clients including: The Coca-Cola Company, SAP Ariba, Link-Belt Cranes, Marriott International, EOP Architects, Traditional Bank, NASA, the IRS, the American Cancer Society, the Council of State Governments, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, the Kentucky Bar Association, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, Horse Country, and the Community Action Council.

A business graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Susan is a Bregman Partners Executive Coach, a Predictive Index Certified Partner and her certifications include: Prosci Change Management Practitioner, Development Dimensions International’s Targeted Selection, Maximizing Performance and Facilitation, and Employment Learning Innovations.

Larry Rubin
Larry Rubin M.Ed., CHFM, CHSP, CEM, CHC, CPE
Director Facilities Management
Moffitt Cancer Center
Larry F Rubin, M.Ed., CPE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, CHC is presently the Director of Facilities Management at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Prior to this he was the Senior Director of Facilities Management at Cleveland Clinic Florida and held the same position at Cleveland Clinic Ohio where he was also responsible for worldwide O&M for six years. Larry held positions as an Intermittent Life Safety Code Surveyor for The Joint Commission for 10 years and was an Instructor for Joint Commission Resources teaching Environment of Care – Base Camp. He brings more than 35 years of experience in plant operations and building maintenance; 25 of these years in a healthcare setting. Larry has a Bachelor's of Science and Master’s degrees in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Larry is a long-time active member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).

Mike Rush
Mike Rush
Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management
Carolinas HealthCare System
Mike is currently employed by Carolinas HealthCare System as the Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management.  Mike is responsible for managing the CHS capital equipment contract portfolio, directing all construction project equipment planning activities, and coordinating the Enterprise–wide, multi-year capital equipment replacement program, as well as equipment preventive maintenance contracting, and purchased services contracting for Carolinas Shared Services.  While at CHS, Mike has coordinated the bulk purchasing initiatives for the System, resulting in savings of over $20 million.  He has also negotiated CHS’ multi-year agreements in many areas, including anesthesia, patient monitoring, diagnostic imaging, patient beds and stretchers, furniture, and respiratory equipment.  He has created and implemented the organization’s equipment replacement strategy and program.  Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Furman University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Josh Sandler
Josh Sandler
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Capital Equipment Services
HealthTrust

Leslie Saunders, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Leslie Saunders, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Vice President, Market Sector Leader - Healthcare
LEO A DALY
Les Saunders leads the firm's Atlanta healthcare team, as Market Sector Leader - Healthcare, with a focus on consensus-driven planning and a commitment to each client's needs, budget, design, and schedule. With almost 40 years experience, Mr. Saunders has worked on award winning healthcare facilities for over 300 clients in 32 states and on five continents. With five years of experience in a client role as the director of capital planning for a major academic and research institution, he is exceptionally qualified to perceive problems and solutions from the viewpoints of both the designer and the owner.

Doug Scholl
Doug Scholl
System Director, Facility Planning
The OhioHealth Corporation
Doug Scholl is the System Director, Facility Planning for The OhioHealth Corporation. He is responsible for system wide facility master planning and early stage capital project development for 10 hospitals, 425 owned and leased properties, and 8.3M square feet located across 47 counties in central Ohio. During his 12 years at OhioHealth, he has been involved with hundreds of design and construction projects totaling over $1.6 billion. These projects range from a $300M campus addition to a $50M ambulatory center to the relocation of a conference room. Prior to working at OhioHealth he worked at a mid-size architecture firm designing healthcare and commercial projects.

Daryl Schroeder
Daryl Schroeder
Industry Expert
Daryl Schroeder is an experienced senior leader in complex, large hospital operations. He recently retired from Allina Health System where he led both hospital and system-wide services such as bio-med, construction, pharmacy radiology, emergency department, facility services, food services, and social services. While at Allina, he was an experienced large construction project leader and owner, overseeing the construction of a $173 million inpatient tower addition in 2005. He also served in the United States Coast Guard and was an instructor at Lake Superior College. He has served on the ASHE Board and as an officer in several local state healthcare professional organizations. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Technology and a Master's Degree in Safety and Health from the University of Minnesota.

John Sdanowich
John G Sdanowich
Healthcare Consultant
Consultant
John Sdanowich is a veteran of 27+ years in health care finance, operations, and supply chain strategic sourcing and vendor relationship building. He has a successful record in the development of corporate supply chain strategies, negotiations, and alternative financing solutions. John's experience includes team building, mentoring, and coaching of staff/team integration. He is an expert in capital sourcing with a strong background in cash flow improvements. During his time with the Johns Hopkins Health System he was the Director of Capital Sourcing for Nobilant and The Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland. John created an integrated capital department, with three units, creating policies, procedures, and workflows to enhance the capital strategic sourcing process. He was with Johns Hopkins for more than 27 years, 17 of those years as the Capital Administrator, responsible for the financing and negotiations of all health system medical equipment and service contracts. John had oversight for the capital sourcing for the 6-JHHS hospitals and the sourcing of the other 12 GPO hospitals, totaling over $900 million in capital spend. The sourcing included the total cost of ownership, all consumables and services, as well as capital acquisitions. His focus on equipment is the technology, life-cycle-management and the obsolescence risk of the medical equipment. John's approach includes reviewing the changes in vendor's medical equipment, evaluating products at the factory and with senior management in research and development, to access the most economically feasible acquisition methodology. He was also responsible for making financial acquisition decisions for JHHS that included lease-buy analysis and related finance polices. John co-chaired the RFID Committee, tasked with finding a real-time location solution for tracking equipment, patients and employees, which was installed in the two new clinical towers. John also worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine as the Assistant Administrator and as a Management Engineer, working on the re-engineering of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The main focus of the restructuring was in the departments of Surgery and Medicine. John has published: A White Paper, Life-Cycle Financing for Capital Investments, Strategies to Maximize your Capital Dollars, in Medical Imaging/MedAssets.Com Forum, and How to Create a Capital Process to Maximize Investments, in Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. John is a regular speaker at the IDN Summit, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the ACE Summit. He is a board member of The John Carroll School and the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union.

Spencer Seals
Spencer Seals
Vice President, Construction and Real Estate
Cook Children's Healthcare System
Spencer Seals currently serves as the system Vice President of Real Estate and Construction for Cook Children's Health Care System. Spencer has responsibilities for all Real Estate activities, planning, design, and construction for all on-campus and off-campus locations that make up Cook Children's. Cook Children's Health Care System is one of the country's leading integrated pediatric health care systems. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the not-for-profit organization includes a nationally recognized medical center, physician network, surgery center, home health company, health services company, health plan, and health foundation. Most recently, Spencer operated as the Owners Representative for the largest expansion in Cook Children's 100-year history. That project, formed and executed as an Integrated Project Delivery, garnered success for its timeliness in delivering with a complex schedule, budget savings, and overall project excellence. Spencer received Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah and his Masters in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, located in San Antonio.

Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS
Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS
A recovering lawyer and federal lobbyist, Jennifer Searfoss brings her experience in grassroots activism to change the healthcare world as we know it. She is the principal consultant at Searfoss & Associates.
Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. This enterprise asset reviewed and approved communications for the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid participating providers in the UnitedHealthcare network. She also solicited direct feedback on how to improve payer operations from the physician and hospital community, which resulted in higher provider satisfaction rates with the national insurance company during her tenure at UnitedHealthcare.
Before going behind the iron curtain, Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). As the External Relations Liaison, Jennifer coordinated MGMA advocacy efforts with other specialties and medical organizations. She also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections. She began her work with MGMA in August of 2001.
Jennifer is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University teaching in the graduate Health Systems Administration programs. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland.
In 2007, The White House Project collected essays from hundreds of young women who want to be president. These essays, including Jennifer's, are featured in the book, "She's Out There: Essays by 35 Young Women Who Aspire to Lead the Nation: The Next Generation of Presidential Candidates." Jennifer's essay details how in 2006 she put her feet to the pavement and met voters. Receiving over 4000 votes, Jennifer was elected to a local post but later faced family obligations and had to make the painful decision to leave her local elected office. She has participated in several book tours and continues to speak about how women can and should be more engaged in the electoral process.
Jennifer is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist, Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor and Certified Practice Office Manager by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.
Jennifer lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and fuzzy children Sirius the black cat, Atlas the Rottie, and Pressed for Time the Quarterhorse gelding.
You can follow Jen on Twitter @jsearfoss and find her on LinkedIn.

David Seydler
David Seydler
AVP, Capital Equipment Services
HealthTrust
David Seydler brings over fifteen years in capital equipment best practice and clinical experience.  David has been in his current role as the AVP of the Capital Equipment Services team at HealthTrust since February 2020. Prior to that, he worked operationally with several IDNs on Capital Life Cycle Management and consulting projects. Before joining HealthTrust in 2016, David worked at MedAssests/Broadlane as a Capital Service Line Director as part of their Capital & Construction Services team. Before working in the Group Purchasing industry, David was an Anesthesia Technician at Medical City Arlington in Arlington, Texas.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington.  He currently resides in Middle Tennessee with his wife and 3 children.

Albie Shaffer
Albie Shaffer
VP of Facilities Management
Post Acute Medical
Mr. Shaffer is the VP of Facilities Management for Post Acute Medical which has some 31 Specialty Rehabilitation and Long Term Acute Care hospitals throughout the country, as well as President of HFM Resources, a contract Facilities Management Services company. Through the Post Acute Medical expansion Mr. Shaffer has been responsible for managing new project development, design and construction of over $100M of new hospital projects in the last 3 ½ years. A seasoned management professional, Mr. Shaffer has been involved for 25 years in Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management including projects with Tenant Healthcare, Catholic Charities, NASA, and UCLA Medical Center facilities among others, as well several International projects involving Joint Commission International Accreditation and Operations Program Development.

Kim Shinn
Kim Shinn PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP
Principal
TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc.
He is an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. Kim helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare; ASHRAE Standards 135 BACnet and 209 Energy Simulation Aided Design and the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals; as well as co-authoring the AIA’s Architect’s Guide to Building Performance Simulation. Kim currently serves on healthcare design magazine’s editorial advisory board, AIA’s national Energy Leadership Group and ASHRAE Committee 228P Standard Method of Evaluating Zero Energy Building Performance.

Graham Sinclair
Graham Sinclair AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Associate
HKS Inc.
Mindy has 16 years of experience specializing in healthcare with additional experience in hospitality, sports and commercial projects. As a medical planner and project architect, she develops design and technical solutions as well as assists in document production and coordination. She meets with clients and process groups to define project objectives and facility needs. Mindy is experienced in working with local and state regulatory agencies from review and approval through permitting and occupancy. Working on a project through each development phase, she focuses on providing quality healthcare environments on time and within budget.

Sukhjit Singh
Sukhjit Singh MHA, MPH, CHSP, CLSS-HC
Director, Facilities Environment of Care Compliance
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Sukhjit Tom Singh has been involved in health care safety & compliance for approximately 15 years and currently serves as the Director of Facilities Environment of Care Compliance at New York Presbyterian Hospital. During his tenure at the hospital, Mr. Singh developed and implemented a number of best practice programs incorporating technology to manage a large portfolio. In 2016, under Mr. Singh’s leadership, New York-Presbyterian Hospital received the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for the development and implementation of a space and asset management system.

In addition, Mr. Singh serves as a Life Safety Code Surveyor with The Joint Commission. In this role, Mr. Singh is responsible for conducting meaningful assessments, uncovering unknown risks and inspiring health care organizations to improve safety and compliance. Previously, Mr. Singh served as an Environment of Care Consultant with Joint Commission Resources, educating health care organizations on The Joint Commission standards related to the physical environment.

Mr. Singh holds the designation “Certified Healthcare Safety Professional” by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers.

Mr. Singh earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from St. John’s University, a Master’s of Health Administration degree from Hofstra University and a Master’s of Public Health degree from Hunter College.

Kyle Skeldon
Kyle Skeldon
VP Business Development
GWS Healthcare
Whether in-patient or outpatient, patient-focused or behind the scenes, surgical or non-surgical, planning or construction, Kyle's 17 years of diverse healthcare industry experience give him a unique understanding of project scopes and client needs. His dedication to analyzing and understanding client challenges has led to numerous organization-wide efforts to develop and improve processes that better respond to project needs. Always looking for ways to add value, Kyle's work never strays from a strong focus on the client.

Clayton Smith
Clayton Smith
Senior Director, Facilities & Support Services
Moffitt Cancer Center
Clayton Smith's background includes 12 years of experience in healthcare facilities management as well as 10 years in construction management and design. He currently is the Senior Director of Facilities and Support Services for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida where he oversees a campus of 3+ million SF of Healthcare, Research, and Business occupancies. He earned his bachelor's degree in construction management from Missouri State University and his MBA from Webster University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager. He recently was a contributor on the ANSI/NEBB standards for new and existing building commissioning and is working with the ASHE taskforce to develop tools for Healthcare Facility Managers.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
Director of Facilities Management
Kettering Health Network
Dave Smith is an accomplished Operations Executive in Healthcare with a broad range of experience in both profit and non-profit environments. He has experience in planning, program development, facilities management, regulatory compliance, budgeting, strategy and servant leadership. Prior to joining Kettering, he served as Regional Director of Facilities Management at Mercy Health in Springfield, OH. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton.

Tom Smith
Tom Smith CHPA, CPP
President
Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc.
Tom has worked in the healthcare field since 1981. During this time, he held a number of positions in a variety of healthcare facilities including a community hospital, inner city medical center, and a large teaching university based health care system. These organizations provided a variety of experiences working with many different healthcare security models including contract security, proprietary security, and an in-house police department. He is now President and Principle Consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc. Tom is a past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). In 2011, Tom chaired an IAHSS Task Force creating Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities. Tom is the currently Chair of the IAHSS Guidelines Council, member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council, and The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and is a frequent guest speaker on healthcare security related topics.

Calvin Sproul
Calvin L Sproul Manager Wireless Technologies
Administrative Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Health System
Calvin Sproul has been at Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, University for 20 years. During his tenure he has managed various enterprise services such DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) and DDNS (Dynamic Domain Naming Services). He started to install 802.11 wireless networks in the hospital in the year 2000. This small deployment expanded over the years into the 7,000+ wireless access point network it is today which covers the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. He authored the Clinical Wireless Device Standards for the Hospital and sits on the Clinical Wireless Device Standards Committee. Calvin is a member of AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), sits on the AAMI Wireless Strategic Task Force, and participates in WG06 (Working Group 06) AAMI Wireless Coexistence Standards committee. His focus over the past five years has been to bring wireless medical devices onto the wireless network in a safe and secure fashion. This includes medical device Interoperability guidelines and applying the principles of risk management when configuring medical devices for the wireless network.

Mike Stapf
Mike Stapf LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Integrated Design Delivery
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Mike Stapf is Vice President of Design Integration for the Central Division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. He began his career at McCarthy in preconstruction and has been promoted several times over the years to assume this current role due to his commitment to excellence in all delivery methods, effective collaboration with design partners, and the integration of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technologies. In his 17 year career, Mike has been part of more than $2.5 billion of projects across the country. He holds a bachelor of science in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is a LEED Accredited Professional and DBIA Professional.

Dee Stephens, RN
Dee Stephens, RN
Clinical Expert
Catalyst
Dee is an expert in supply chain implementation, operational efficiency, physician preference negotiation and implementation, materials management, ambulatory and surgical services, performance improvement, and financial management. Dee has been a director of surgical services, administrator, and clinical resource manager for various healthcare organizations throughout her tenure and currently serves as a Project Manager for Catalyst, a Haskell Company.

Brian Stepien
Brian Stepien
Senior Director, Shared Services
OhioHealth
Brian Stepien is the Senior Director, Clinical Operations at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. His duties include Supply Chain, Food, Bio Med, EVS, Patient Transport, Security, Pharmacy, Lab, and Facilities. Brian has been managing various Support Services disciplines in the healthcare field for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Riverside Methodist Hospital, he has worked for Detroit Medical Centers where he created a system-wide client relations program for Facilities, Henry Ford, where he received the Modern Healthcare Innovation Award for Express Services/multi-disciplinary Call Center model and Northwestern Memorial, where he opened two new 1- million-square-foot patient care pavilions. Brian is involved in numerous volunteer activities and is a Board Member of VSA Ohio.

David Stewart
David Stewart
Principal
orcutt | winslow
David Stewart is an Architect and Healthcare Studio Leader for the Orcutt Winslow Nashville office and has spent over 20 years in the healthcare sector. David's experience in domestic and international projects has given him a unique perspective on the design and management of people in healthcare facilities. He has thrived mentoring teams in Nashville, Shanghai, and Dubai to design advanced, culturally sensitive designs to change the lives of patients and caregivers around the world.

Laura Stillman
Laura Stillman Associate AIA, Masters of Public Health
Principal
Flad Architects
A 30-year veteran and healthcare partner at Flad, Laura excels at project planning and programming, managing our national practice, and providing strategic planning. Laura serves as principal-in-charge for major healthcare projects, most recently leading the design team for Lee Memorial’s new Health Village in Estero, FL and the UF Health Shands Cardiovascular and Neuromedicine Tower at the UF Health main campus.

Cheryl Stoddard
Cheryl Stoddard
President and CEO
CR2 Engineering
An Executive leader with 25 years in healthcare capital project experience, Cheryl Stoddard has served as a senior executive in the areas of operations, healthcare facilities design and construction, supplier management and business development for multiple leading healthcare-related companies. She has a successful record of creating sustainable revenue pipelines and market share growth while maximizing operating margin and net income. Cheryl has served as the Director of Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction Contracting for The Resource Group (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascension), responsible for developing the contracting strategy to support standardization of equipment and materials for capital projects. She also served as the Vice President of Capital and Construction Solutions for MedAssets Inc., now Vizient. During her 9-year tenure at MedAssets, she incubated a business model for the GPO market by deploying a programmatic approach to major capital projects for GPO members. This hands-on approach provided a collaborative platform made up of people and technology that delivered high returns for MedAssets and their members. Cheryl holds a Master's of Engineering Management Degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S in Engineering and B.S in Communications/Journalism from Southern Illinois University. She is a leader in the Long-Term Volunteer Program for Habitat for Humanity, and an active member of ASHE, The American Society of Healthcare Facility Managers, Architects, Designers, Constructors, and Infection Control Specialists.

Bernie Sublette
Bernie Sublette CHC, ASHE
Vice President - Healthcare Project Development
AECOM
Bernie Sublette is Vice President charged with Healthcare Project Development. In recent years his duties included the pursuit and subsequent award of the preconstruction for CHI St. Luke's Baylor Hospital in Houston, TX. Bernie has successfully led the Hunt team at the new Mount Carmel Grove City replacement hospital located near Columbus, OH. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - New University Hospital, a 1.3m SF facility in Dallas, TX is also on his list of accomplishments. In 2008 as one of the first few individuals with boots on the ground at the $984m San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Bernie helped get that project off on solid footing. His status as a former member of United States Marine Corps made him a good fit at this joint Armed Forces military base. His career spans 35 years with an emphasis on healthcare construction. His strengths include project delivery methods, Lean construction techniques, communication and understanding of subcontractor detail coordination and work planning.

Mike Swick
Mike Swick
VP Capital Equipment Planning
GWS Healthcare
With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a background in engineering, Mike has held positions with medical equipment manufacturers, medical equipment service delivery companies, and multi-facility hospital groups. His work focuses on the total equipment life cycle - from assessment to procurement, delivery, installation, and certification. He has provided medical equipment planning services for new hospitals, hospital additions, hospital renovations, and outpatient facilities.

Linda Tan
Linda Tan AIA LEED AP
Senior Architect, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Since 2016, Linda Tan has been working as a Senior Architect at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is the project manager of the Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Replacement Hospital project since the master planning effort began in 2016. Ms. Tan has also worked on other projects at CSMC such as 7SW and Medical Observation Unit, Biomanufacturing Facilities at Pacific Design Center, Pharmacy relocation and various infrastructure upgrade projects at Marina Del Rey Hospital. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Linda was a Senior Project Manager with focus on healthcare projects at Perkins & Will. Her 20+ years of experience has spanned market sectors of Healthcare, Justice, Science and Technology.

Laureen Tanner
Laureen Katherine Tanner RN, MSN, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Lauri Tanner is a pioneer who led the development of a revolutionary model of care that continues to achieve amazing results for the sickest 1% of children while costing far less than traditional hospital care. Today, Ranken Jordan is renowned as a bridge from acute care to home, taking referrals from all over the Midwest and as far away as South Africa. With lower costs and strong results, Ranken Jordan represents the future of medicine as well as an important step forward for children facing complex medical challenges. Over the course of her leadership, Lauri has increased organizational assets ten-fold. A new expansion doubling the space will open in February 2018. Lauri received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from St. Louis University. Lauri's health care experience also includes membership and leadership positions in the following organizations: Missouri Hospital Association-Finance and Budget Committee and Board of Trustees; Executive Advisory Board for the St. Louis University School of Nursing - Currently President-elect; St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce-Board of Directors and Health Economy Advisory Panel; Missouri Chamber of Commerce-Board of Directors and Executive Committee; National Association of Corporate Directors; American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow, American Hospital Association Region 6 Policy Board (2013-2016); Children's Hospital Association and Illinois Hospital Association.

Quint Tatro
Quint Tatro
Managing Director
Joule Financial
Quint Tatro is the Founder and Managing Director of Joule Financial. As a third-generation financier from New York, he left his family business in 2001 and developed a fiduciary firm, Joule Financial, that seeks to offer unbiased guidance with the same financial aptitude as a major Wall Street institution. He is an active contributor for CNBC and often appears on Trading Nation and Fast Money. Quint is also the co-host of the DIY Money podcast and an adjunct faculty member for the University of Kentucky teaching investment analysis and portfolio management.

Through his successful podcast and work as a contributor for CNBC, Quint shares his financial knowledge and perspective with numerous Americans. Other outlets he contributes to include, Bloomberg, Reuters, Nightly Business Report, and Yahoo Finance. Quint serves as board president of the Kentucky Haiti Partnership and the University of Kentucky Board Trustees as a Community Advisory member.

Joshua Theodore
Joshua A. Theodore B. Arch, ACHE, EDAC
Vice President, Global Health Leader
LEO A DALY
Joshua Theodore guides strategy, business development and overall design excellence for LEO A DALY's health practice worldwide. Approaching 30 years in the industry, he has gained a broad perspective from the planning and implementation of all types of health facilities in more than 15 states, the United Kingdom, Middle East and Caribbean. Joshua is driven by a passion for designing health facilities that function exceptionally well for clients and help them reduce costs. His most satisfying projects are those in which both communities and health systems can be proud. Chief among Joshua's goals is guiding health clients in a way that allows them to continue their mission - whether that involves patient-centered and family-centered design, incorporating evidence-based design or integrating the latest technological innovations into their facilities. He focuses on the big picture, connecting with colleagues around the globe to leverage LEO A DALY's health facility expertise across markets and disciplines.

Jay Ticer
Jay Ticer CMRP
Associate Principal, Global Medical Equipment Planning Lead, Director, Healthcare Practice
Shen Milsom & Wilke
Jay Ticer serves as an Associate Principal with Shen Milsom & Wilke, and serves as the Discipline Lead for medical equipment planning as well as the Global Healthcare Practice Area leader for consulting services. He is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional and a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. Jay received his education from the United States Army Department of Nursing Services and the United States Navy Fleet Hospital School. Having been directly involved in the healthcare environment for over twenty-five years, he brings a wealth of first-hand experience to SM&W's medical equipment planning consulting services. Jay has provided leadership and consulting services for numerous equipment planning projects ranging from tertiary care medical centers in the middle and far east, to the construction of an award-winning 300,000 square foot specialty patient care tower in New York.

Paul Torres
Paul Torres
Biomedical Engineering - Advisory Board Member
Texas A&M University
Paul Torres has been actively involved with asset management and healthcare decommissioning since 2000. With a main focus on serial or continuously decommissioning systems, he has set-up and/or managed disposition/decommission programs for over 3,600 hospitals, both stand-alone and system providers. While he is commercially responsible for executive management and project oversight, he is representing the non-commercial effort and strategy side of decommissioning with ACE. He is a Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board Member at Texas A&M University and Chairman of the Board of the BMES Industry Advisory Council. He is a lifetime member of the CIAC - Texas A&M Construction Industry Advisory Council.

Jon Utech
Jon Utech
Senior Director, Office for a Healthy Environment
Cleveland Clinic
Jon E. Utech is the Senior Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic, where he develops sustainability strategies to emphasis the triple bottom line. Jon directs the Clinic's sustainability program covering energy demand reduction, recycling, LEED, climate resilience, sustainable food, green supply chain, water reduction, engagement and reporting. Jon leads the organization's climate action which includes climate resilience planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Jon works with local food systems, chairing a committee that oversees farmer's markets, working with vendors to source more local and sustainable food and educate caregivers and the community on benefits of sustainable food systems. He serves on the Healthcare Sector Steering committee for the Better Building Challenge, on the board of the 2030 District and Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and works with EPA on its Energy Star program. Jon's team works to engage Cleveland Clinic caregivers and the community in this effort to support the overall goal of linking environmental health and human health to make our world healthier. He earned an MBA and MPOD from CWRU and a BA in History from Dartmouth College and was honored with the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Word Edition Award in November, 2017.

Patricia Van Holt
Patricia T. Van Holt
Director of Technology Acquisition & Planning
Advocate Aurora Health
Patricia is a healthcare leader with over 35 years of experience at Advocate Health Care. In her current position she serves as the Director of Equipment Planning and Procurement. In this role, Patricia is responsible for creating a highly reliable division of supply chain and clinical engineering, in addition to developing strategic vision and core strategies focused on creating additional capital capacity. Her primary focus involves developing intelligence capability to better drive evidence-based use of equipment and technology, ensuring that every clinical and non-clinical delivery channel is properly equipped to deliver safe and effective care to Advocate's patients and associates.

Jim Venker
Jim Venker
Industry Consultant
Venker Consulting, LLC.
Jim has an experience that spans 33 years in healthcare facilities development ranging from a practicing architect, to Director of Design and Construction to Vice President of Facilities for three different IDN's (Novant, Ochsner Medical Institutions and Carolinas HealthCare System) and finally from a recently retired role; Senior Director of Facilities for the Premier Healthcare Alliance. Jim has participated in thousands of projects with budgets worth billions of dollars. Jim has learned a lesson that is common to all of these projects and that is form follows finance. The secret of a great project team is the individuals who make it up.

Scott Vinson
Scott Vinson
Sr. Vice President & Managing Principle
Ross & Baruzzini
Capital Equipment Track: Successfully Managing Capital Equipment Projects

Scott Vinson has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience. Before joining Mitchell Associates, his past work experience included product management, account management, and sales account management for some of the leading medical equipment manufactures in the world. Today, as Sr. Vice President and Managing Principal of Ross & Baruzzini, Scott is responsible for business development, strategic planning, procurement strategies, vendor relationships, and ongoing client relationships in addition to managing the Medical Equipment Planning Division. Mr. Vinson’s unique knowledge of the medical equipment industry coupled with his understanding of future technologies and how the delivery of healthcare will change over the coming years provides Ross & Baruzzini’s clients with an unbiased and appropriate plan for future facilities.

Barb Wagner
Barb Wagner
SVP
Clark Construction Group
Barbara Wagner is a senior vice president with Clark Construction Group, one of the largest general contractors in the country, with over $5 billion in annual revenue. Ms. Wagner holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Catholic University of America, a master's degree in civil engineering and construction management from the University of Maryland, and has over 34 years of experience in construction. Ms. Wagner began her construction career on the East Coast, managing public and private construction projects in the Washington, DC, and Boston markets. Since 2002, Ms. Wagner has lived in Los Angeles, where she leads the Clark's National Healthcare Center of Excellence. For the past 17 years, healthcare clients throughout California and across the country have relied on her expertise for the successful planning and execution of their renovation, expansion, and new construction projects. Her professional licenses and accreditations include a contractor and engineer's license in the state of California, DBIA designation and LEED accreditation.

Terri Wallace
Terri Wallace
Project Manager, Construction Services
Adventist Health System
Terri Wallace has over 20 years of Project Management experience in the healthcare construction arena, including new and renovated Medical Office Buildings for the largest multi-specialty physician group in the Orlando, Florida area, as well as green field new construction for Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  She is currently serving at Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, where she provides Equipment Planning and Project Management for ongoing projects within the Adventist Health System.  She enjoys working on the teams of the facilities to ensure the process is smooth and as stress-free as possible.

Mark Webb
Mark Webb
Principal
Vizient Inc.
Mark brings over 20 years of experience helping organizations manage complex operations including large capital improvement projects, implementation of strategic plans and efficient daily operations. His current work is focused on bringing unique cost saving and performance optimization solutions to members involved with large capital building programs, as well as developing strategies and sustainable systems that increase efficiency and reduction in cost associated with day to day facility operations. ​

Mark has experience with design and construction of healthcare and other large scale facilities and management of hospital support services including Plant Engineering and Environmental Services. Prior to joining Vizient, Mark held various senior executive level positions with University Health System in San Antonio serving as the CEO of University Children’s Health, system-wide COO, and as the executive in charge of the $954M capital improvement program that included a 1M square foot hospital tower and a 260,000 square foot ambulatory facility. Both projects were completed on-time and within budget. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Master’s degree in Urban Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.​

B. Alan Whitson
B. Alan Whitson RPA
President
Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute
Alan Whitson started his real estate career after leaving the US Navy's nuclear submarine program in 1972. His experience encompasses over 40-million square feet of facilities around the world in the areas of Asset Management, Facilities Management, Construction, Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, and Corporate Real Estate Consulting. In 1995, Whitson launched Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute to provide continuing education to those that design, build, operate, finance, and lease commercial, institutional, and medical buildings. He is Chair, Healthcare Real Estate Committee, IFMA Health Care Institute, and on the faculty of Practicing Law Institute.

Lisa  Williams
Lisa Gilbert Williams ACC
Leadership Coach + Consultant
Lisa Williams Coaching + Consulting
Lisa Williams is a leadership coach and organizational consultant who helps organizations and the leaders within them become peak performers. As a coach, her passion is helping leaders increase their emotional intelligence, which she sees as a critical component of a thriving organization. As a consultant, she uses a solution-focused mentality to help organizations improve processes and systems, maneuver around pitfalls and think outside the box. Additionally, Lisa is an Adjunct Professor teaching graduate-level courses at the University of Kentucky. She is the former Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation and has served in leadership roles for other organizations, including the YMCA of Central Kentucky and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Lisa holds a Master of Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University and has completed Coach Training curriculum through the College of Executive Coaching. She holds an ACC certification through the International Coaching Federation.

John Wood
John Wood CHC, CHFM, SASHE
Senior Facility Operations Consultant
Mazzetti + GBA
John Wood, CHC, CHFM, SASHE has worked in all facets of the healthcare facilities industry serving in various leadership roles throughout his career. John brings over 20 years of facility operations and management leadership in the commercial and healthcare sectors. John served as 2008 President and Chairman of the Board for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Other volunteer leadership roles include IDMA, Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineers, and ASHE Region 10 Director.

Lee Woodruff
Lee Woodruff
As co-author of the New York Times best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family's journey to recovery following her husband Bob's roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing publicly and on national television since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction. They have founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families heal from the physical and silent wounds of war. To date, the non-profit foundation has invested more than $20 million, funding and shaping innovative programs across the country that are helping veterans successfully integrate back into their communities. Her best-selling book Perfectly Imperfect A Life in Progress, was followed by her first novel Those We Love Most, which became a New York Times best seller. A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous articles about her family and parenting and she ran a public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children.

Frank Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA
Frank Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA
Chester Dean Director of the Institute for Health and Wellness Design
The University of Kansas
Frank Zilm has been active over the past ten years in the creation of the Health and Wellness Program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design. Frank Zilm is a registered architect with over 40 years of experience in health facilities programming and planning. He has published numerous articles and is a well-known speaker in the healthcare industry. Frank co-authored the Space Planner Toolkit, published by the American Hospital Association, and applies simulation modeling techniques to evaluate complex operational and facility issues. Frank has served as President of the AIA Academy on Architecture for Health and the Architecture for Health Foundation. He was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement award in 2015 by the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Dr. Craig Zimring
Dr. Craig Zimring
Georgia Institute of Technology
A developer of the field of evidence-based design of healthcare and with over 100 scholarly and professional publications, Dr. Craig Zimring is Professor of Architecture and Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab. The SimTigrate Design Lab is a research and simulation facility located in Tech Square in Atlanta that conducts field and lab research and simulates healthcare settings and processes, including full-scale mockups of spaces, computer modeling and virtual reality. SimTigrate helps creates healthcare spaces that improve the experience, quality and efficiency of healthcare, with a special emphasis on improving teamwork and patient engagement.    An environmental psychologist, Dr. Zimring has led over $7M in research for the US Defense Health Agency, CDC, US Army Medical Command, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Emory Health Sciences, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, LSU Health Sciences, Hill Rom, Philips Lighting, Herman Miller, Steelcase and many others.